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A large carved and painted wooden decoy representing a Canada goose with a black and gray body. It has a black head with a white stripe, cheeks and tail. It has brown glass eyes and a very delicately incised beak area. There is a lead weight inserted into the base and a second nailed to the base. A hook is sunk into the bottom front, still holding a lead string.
wood (plant material)
On orange tape in ballpoint, on the bottom of the goose is: Joe Lincoln/Hingham, Mass. According to further study on this goose, it was decided that the maker is actually Charles A. Safford of Plum Island, not Joe Lincoln.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Safford, Charles Augustus (Maker)
Plum Island, MA, USA
18 1/2 x 10 (HxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)