The most common, but that's not to say boring, is the one we call "Drunk on a Lamppost."
As you can see by the four above, no two are exactly
alike. Not only do their faces change
but their clothing, expressions, stance, and even the lamp post varies from piece to piece.
Faces can be open-mouthed, smiling, pensive, singing,
or just "hanging out." Hats, coats, vests,
and ties change at the whim of the carvers and painters.
Consistently, you will find a man standing under
a lamppost, usually with a cigar or cigarette
in his hand, whose head when removed reveals a cap lifter, and the lamp on the lamppost
is always the corkscrew.
Of the four above, the oldest, and finest, is
the one on the far right. It is also much more rare,
as the man is wearing a top coat, NOT holding a stogie, and he's on the right instead of the left
side of the post.
If the face in the first photo on the left looks
familiar, it's because it's the face of the "bartender"
in almost all the bar scenes, but he's wearing a hat.
Add to that, the most unusual addition of the
little black Scottish terrier, and you've got a real find.
(From the collection of Herb Danziger.)