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Carved and painted wooden codfish cut from a flat board with some pieces added, and painted in shades of brown and spotted, with lower parts white. The fin is elaborately painted with firm black hair-like extensions (which cod actually possess).
wood (plant material)
oil paint (paint)
Typed white label affixed to bottom center side: ""Codfish carved and painted by John O. J. Frost/of Marblehead. Hung in shop behind his house/at 11 Pond St. He died in 1929.""
Used At Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Frost, John Orne Johnson, 1852-1928 (Maker)
Marblehead, MA, USA
16 1/4 x 1 (HxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)