The Knickerbocker Saloon was a bowling alley in Boston, operating in 1840. If the illustration is truthful, it was frequented by neatly dressed men of the business class. This scene, drawn and printed by the accomplished lithographer William Sharp, adorned the cover of a quick step march composed for the owners of the establishment by one Adam Stewart , and it doubtless served as advertising.

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