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Decoy

Description

Two molded sides hinged together at head and tail with boldly painted white spotted decoration on black back. Dark taupe face and breast. Off-white underside.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1876-1899
Inscriptions
Typed paper label (NFL) under tail: SNIPE/This type/patented 1874.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
machine-made
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
stamping (marking)
tin (metal)
Object type
Armament -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Decoy
decoys
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gulls, sandpipers, auks, and allies
Hunting
hunting
machine-made
Molded
molding (forming)
Painted
painting (coating)
Snipe
Stamped
stamping (marking)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
11 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.749
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8657

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