Peter Pan playing pipes
The statue of Peter Pan was installed in Kensington Gardens in secret concealed behind closed curtains which were removed during the dead of night before, to give the effect that it had appeared as if by magic on the morning of the 1st of May 1912.
Barrie then placed an announcement in the London news paper, The Times, saying: "There is a surprise in store for the children who go to Kensington Gardens to feed the ducks in the Serpentine this morning. Down by the little bay on the south-western side of the tail of the Serpentine they will find a May-day gift by Mr J.M. Barrie, a figure of Peter Pan blowing his pipe on the stump of a tree, with fairies and mice and squirrels all around. It is the work of Sir George Frampton, and the bronze figure of the boy who would never grow up is delightfully conceived."
Location: Kensington Gardens, London, UK
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff