In addition to featuring articles on the world of business, Fortune magazine occasionally
highlighted pastimes of interest to the business person.
In 1932 an article was published about Joel
Barber, the "high priest" of carving duck decoys. Growing up along the
Long Island waterfront, Barber began collecting his first decoys in 1919 and very quickly
established a reputation as a master decoy whittler.
In discussing decoys, the article says "The
charm of decoys as something to collect is that they are the products of anonymous
whittlers turning their hands to the business in the intervals of going out on the fishing
boats or tending the lamps in some lonely lighthouse".
The prints shown here present images of 4 decoys
carved by Barber, along with an accompanying narrative.
Note: These prints are sold only as a