The Pigeon Lady is carved on a 1937 full horn Buffalo Nickel and is shown bundled up for a cool day. She is wearing coat, scarf & kerchief. The pigeon she is gently holding is inlaid & carved in 24 karat yellow gold.
I spent a year living & going to school in NY, NY. In my free time I would often walk & people watch. In Central Park, in the afternoon, sitting on a park bench was The Pigeon Lady. She would sit & feed the pigeons. She seemed to be there daily, same time, same bench. The pigeons would perch on the bench surrounding her & fly to the ground as she threw the feed. Often she would have a pigeon climb in her lap or hands. The pigeons would sense her gentleness & trust her kindness. To most people she was just some lady in the park, but to the pigeons she was "The Lady."