Duck Decoy Prints - Joel Barber (1932)
Duck Decoy Prints
by Joel Barber
(United States, 1932)
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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 complete pair.

Price per print: Print Only:  $120  (price for pair of prints)
Matting Charge:  $60
Framing & Matting Charge:  $350
Dimensions: Print Only:  10 x 12 inches
Matted:  16 x 20 inches
Type of print: Original color prints
Year: 1932
Other details: Includes background article on Joel Barber

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