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Ichabod Crane, Respectfully Dedicated to Washington Irving. by William J. Wilgus, artist chromolithograph, c. 1856
Ichabod Crane, Respectfully Dedicated to Washington Irving. by William J. Wilgus, artist chromolithograph, c. 1856

Ichabod Crane is a fictional character, a schoolmaster featured in Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", first published in 1820. Ichabod is said to have big ears, a big nose, and long arms. Image File history File links Ichabod_crane. ... Image File history File links Ichabod_crane. ... Chromolithography was the first method for making true multi color prints. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Washington Irving (April 3, 1783–November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. ...


Ichabod and his rival Brom Bones are both courting Katrina van Tassel. Dismissing the legend of the Headless Horseman, Crane later flees in terror from the Horseman (or perhaps Brom Bones masquerading as the Horseman). Crane is chased over the bridge near the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and is never seen again. Irving implies that he vacated the town, but he also says that a legend arose that the Horseman carried Crane's body off. Crane's fate is left unknown. The Hessian Horseman in the Western Woods as seen in Sleepy Hollow. ... North Side of the Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow, New York, with the Old Dutch Burying Ground. ...


Some characters from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" may be based on actual early 19th century residents of Tarrytown, New York, and, according to a notation by Irving, the character of Ichabod Crane was based on a schoolteacher named Jesse Merwin whom Irving befriended in Kinderhook, New York in 1809. Irving very likely borrowed the name from a colonel in the US Army during the War of 1812 whom he had once met, also named Ichabod Crane. Colonel Crane is buried in New Springville Cemetery, in Bulls Head, [1] Staten Island, New York[2]. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tarrytown is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... Kinderhook is the name of a town and a village in Columbia County, New York. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ... For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. ...


Adaptations in other media

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949), directed by James Algar, Clyde Geronimi and Jack Kinney, produced by Walt Disney Productions, and packaged with a companion 30-minute short "Mr. Toad" based on Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. Probably the best known version as it ran for years as part of the television Halloween special "Disney's Halloween Treat" (1969–1995). This animated interpretation features Bing Crosby as both the narrator and singular voice actor of the entire 30-minute piece. Whether the hellish Horseman is an actual ghost or a human in disguise is left unclear.
  • Constable Ichabod Crane is a fictional character from the movie Sleepy Hollow, played by Johnny Depp. He is a New York police officer with an interest in science, sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a string of grisly murders. His horse is named Gunpowder. Ichabod's most notable traits in the movie include an ahead-of-his-time liking for post-mortem examinations and scientific methods. It is Ichabod who finally banishes the Hessian Headless Horseman (Christopher Walken) back to Hell, and sends Lady van Tassel (Miranda Richardson), the woman who has been controlling the undead rider, with him. Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci) is seen at the end of the movie going back to New York with Ichabod along with a boy who helped Ichabod in the investigation.
  • Ichabod Crane is a minor character in the Fables comic book. At one time, he was the assistant to the mayor of Fabletown before his dismissal on charges of sexual harassment of Snow White, his subordinate. He moved away from Fabletown, becoming estranged and embittered.
  • "Searching for Ichabod Crane" (2005) is a short film by Sam Borowski about a young reporter who searches for Ichabod Crane, and eventually comes in contact with the apparition of the war hero.

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Ichabod Crane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
Ichabod Crane is a fictional character, a schoolmaster featured in Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
Irving probably borrowed the name from a real-life Ichabod Crane, a soldier from the American Revolutionary War who is buried in Staten Island, New York and whose grave is now a frequent target of vandalism.
Ichabod's most notable traits in the movie include squeamishness (fainting a total of six times during the course of the movie) and an ahead-of-his-time liking for post-mortem examinations and scientific methods.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Irving, Washington. 1917. Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Vol. X, Part ... (7978 words)
Ichabod Crane had a soft and foolish heart towards the sex; and it is not to be wondered at, that so tempting a morsel soon found favor in his eyes; more especially after he had visited her in her paternal mansion.
Ichabod only lingered behind, according to the custom of country lovers, to have a tête-à-tête with the heiress, fully convinced that he was now on the high road to success.
Ichabod, whose fears increased with the delay, jerked the reins on the other side, and kicked lustily with the contrary foot: it was all in vain; his steed started, it is true, but it was only to plunge to the opposite side of the road into a thicket of brambles and alder bushes.
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