This colorful tile made by the Mueller Mosaic Company of Trenton is still beautifully vibrant after almost 100 years. It is embedded low on the wall in the former sunroom of the Wicoff House, which was added to the home in 1929. This design was also available as a round tile, as indicated in the Mueller Catalog dating from about 1920. The tile represents the children’s nursery rhyme “Tom, Tom the Piper’s Son.”  If you look closely, in the background is visible a windmill. Perhaps this was a nod to the Wicoff family’s ancestral roots in the Netherlands.

Tom, Tom the piper’s son,
Stole a pig and away he run,
The pig was eat,
And Tom was beat,
And Tom went howling
Down the street.