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Carved, painted and nail constructed wooden decoy representing a "loomer" goose. It has wooden slats composing body and tail, carved breast, neck and head. The goose has a brown and black back and a white breast. The beak and head are delicately carved. The interior construction is very solid with cross bar support. The head is in two sections. A large makers stamp is under the tail.
wood (plant material)
On orange masking tape in blue ballpoint on the duck's base is: A.E. Crowell/E. Harwich, Ma. On a jelly label with blue ballpoint, also on the base is: Loomer/Goose by/Crowell/21 . Stamped under the tail is: A. ELMER CROWELL/DECOYS/EAST HARWICH.MA.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Crowell, A. Elmer (Maker)
19 3/4 x 11 5/16 (HxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)