This is an original 1932 color print of a broadbill decoy made by Benjamin Holmes of Stratford, Connecticut. The caption writes, "In the last century, market gunning was a recognized livelihood. And so in the Philadelphia Centennial exposition of industry, there was a section devoted to decoys."
This 79+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging in margins. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. Moderate surface rub - right margin. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse. Please also note that there is light speckling within the image.
Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 4.5 inches; 25 x 11 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Joel Barber, Collection, Collector, Housatonic, Swamp, Plumage, Duck