Cecil County DecoysCecil County Decoys

MARYLAND'S CHARLES TOWN, 1742 AND BEYOND, A PICTURAL TOUR OF ITS HISTORY by GERARD "ROD" WITTSTADT, JR, ESQUIRE

The Elegance of Decoy Art

Gerard William Wittstadt, Jr., Esquire (c)2018

Decoy Showcase

John B. Graham Canvasback hen, from the P.K. Barnes rig (as branded) circa 1880.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Canvasback hen, from the P.K. Barnes rig (as branded) circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Canvasback hen baring the P.K. Barnes brand, circa 1880.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Canvasback hen baring the P.K. Barnes brand, circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Canvasback hen sleeper model, circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Canvasback hen sleeper model, circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.
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John B. Graham Canvasback hen sleeper model, circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Canvasback hen sleeper model, circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.
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John B. Graham Canvasback drake sleeper model, circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Canvasback drake sleeper model, circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.
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John B. Graham Canvasback drake sleeper model circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Canvasback drake sleeper model circa 1880, repainted by Severin Hall circa 1920.
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John B. Graham Black duck, circa 1880.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Black duck, circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Black duck, circa 1880.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Black duck, circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Black duck, circa 1880.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Black duck, circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Black duck decoy, circa 1880.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Black duck decoy, circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Bluebill drake from Mr. Graham personal rig (as branded), circa 1970.

1970: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Bluebill drake from Mr. Graham personal rig (as branded), circa 1970.
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John B. Graham Bluebill drake, baring the J.B. Graham brand, circa 1870.

1870: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Bluebill drake, baring the J.B. Graham brand, circa 1870.
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The so called

1880: Cleveland Canvasback: The so called "Cleveland Canvasback" hen, circa 1880, repainted by Bob Litzenberg, circa 1940. Although no definitive proof has been discovered, I feel relatively certain that John B. Graham made this decoy specifically for President Grover Cleveland, whe
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The so called “Cleveland Canvasback” drake, circa 1880. Wooden wing duck below, circa 1880.

1880: Cleveland Canvasback: The so called “Cleveland Canvasback” drake, circa 1880. Wooden wing duck below, circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Ruddy duck drake, circa 1860.

1860: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Ruddy duck drake, circa 1860.
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John B. Graham iron Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1880.

1880: John B. Graham: John B. Graham iron Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1880.
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John B. Graham Redhead drake, circa 1870.

1870: John B. Graham: John B. Graham Redhead drake, circa 1870.
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Horace D. Graham Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1965.

1965: Horace D. Graham: Horace D. Graham Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1965.
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Horace D. Graham Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1965.

1965: Horace D. Graham: Horace D. Graham Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1965.
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Horace D. Graham miniature miscellaneous decoys, circa 1965.

1965: Horace D. Graham: Horace D. Graham miniature miscellaneous decoys, circa 1965.
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Horace D. Graham Canadian goose, circa 1950.

1950: Horace D. Graham: Horace D. Graham Canadian goose, circa 1950.
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Horace D. Graham Canadian goose, circa 1955.

1955: Horace D. Graham: Horace D. Graham Canadian goose, circa 1955.
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Scott Jackson Canvasback Hen in original paint from the Lew Pennock rig (as branded), circa 1900.

1900: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson Canvasback Hen in original paint from the Lew Pennock rig (as branded), circa 1900.
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Scott Jackson Canvasback drake in original paint from the Lew Pennock rig (as branded), circa 1900.

1900: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson Canvasback drake in original paint from the Lew Pennock rig (as branded), circa 1900.
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Scott Jackson Canvasback drake, baring the Lew Pennock brand.

1900: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson Canvasback drake, baring the Lew Pennock brand.
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Scott Jackson Redhead drake in original paint, circa 1890.

1890: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson Redhead drake in original paint, circa 1890.
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Scott Jackson Bluebill drake in original paint, circa 1890.

1890: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson Bluebill drake in original paint, circa 1890.
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Scott Jackson Canvasback drake high head model in original paint, circa 1910.

1910: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson Canvasback drake high head model in original paint, circa 1910.
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Scott Jackson Canvasback hen high head model in original paint, circa 1910.

1910: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson Canvasback hen high head model in original paint, circa 1910.
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Scott Jackson miniature Canvasback pair, flying model in original paint, circa 1915.

1915: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson miniature Canvasback pair, flying model in original paint, circa 1915.
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Scott Jackson miniature Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1915.

1915: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson miniature Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1915.
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Scott Jackson, miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1915.

1915: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson, miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1915.
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Scott Jackson miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1915.

1915: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1915.
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Scott Jackson miniature Bluebill hen in original paint, circa 1915.

1915: Scott Jackson: Scott Jackson miniature Bluebill hen in original paint, circa 1915.
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Will Heverin Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1925.

1925: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1925.
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Will Heverin Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1925.

1925: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1925.
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Will Heverin Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1925.

1925: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1925.
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William Heverin Canvasback drake, wing duck, circa 1900.

1900: Will Heverin: William Heverin Canvasback drake, wing duck, circa 1900.
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Will Heverin Redhead drake in original paint from the P.K. Barnes rig (as branded) circa 1920.

1920: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Redhead drake in original paint from the P.K. Barnes rig (as branded) circa 1920.
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Will Heverin Bluebill drake in original paint from the Lew Pennock rig (as branded), circa 1935.

1935: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Bluebill drake in original paint from the Lew Pennock rig (as branded), circa 1935.
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Will Heverin Canvasback hen high head model, circa 1900.

1900: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback hen high head model, circa 1900.
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Will Heverin Canvasback hen high head model, circa 1900.

1900: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback hen high head model, circa 1900.
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Will Heverin Canvasback drake high head model, circa 1900.

1900: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback drake high head model, circa 1900.
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Will Heverin Canvasback drake high head model in original paint, circa 1925.

1925: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback drake high head model in original paint, circa 1925.
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Will Heverin Redhead drake wing duck, circa 1915.

1915: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Redhead drake wing duck, circa 1915.
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Will Heverin Black duck, circa 1925.

1925: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Black duck, circa 1925.
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Will Heverin Black duck, circa 1925.

1925: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Black duck, circa 1925.
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Will Heverin Black duck, circa 1900.

1900: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Black duck, circa 1900.
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Will Heverin miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1925.

1925: Will Heverin: Will Heverin miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1925.
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Will Heverin Canvasback iron wing duck, circa 1880.

1880: Will Heverin: Will Heverin Canvasback iron wing duck, circa 1880.
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Wash Barnes Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1880.

1880: Wash Barnes: Wash Barnes Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1880.
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Wash Barnes Canvasback drake, circa 1880.

1880: Wash Barnes: Wash Barnes Canvasback drake, circa 1880.
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Wash Barnes Black duck, circa 1900.

1880: Wash Barnes: Wash Barnes Black duck, circa 1900.
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Wash Barnes Redhead drake in original paint, circa 1890.

1890: Wash Barnes: Wash Barnes Redhead drake in original paint, circa 1890.
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Wash Barnes Bluebill drake in original paint, circa 1880.

1880: Wash Barnes: Wash Barnes Bluebill drake in original paint, circa 1880.
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Wash Barnes miniature Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1900.

1900: Wash Barnes: Wash Barnes miniature Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1900.
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Wash Barnes miniature Bluebill pair in original paint, circa 1900.

1900: Wash Barnes: Wash Barnes miniature Bluebill pair in original paint, circa 1900.
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Wally Algard Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1920.

1920: Wally Algard: Wally Algard Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1920.
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Wally Algard Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1920.

1920: Wally Algard: Wally Algard Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1920.
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Wally Algard Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1920.

1920: Wally Algard: Wally Algard Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1920.
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Wally Algard miniature Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1910.

1910: Wally Algard: Wally Algard miniature Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1910.
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Wally Algard miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1920.

1920: Wally Algard: Wally Algard miniature Canvasback pair in original paint, circa 1920.
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Ralph Murphy Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1945.

1945: Ralph Murphy: Ralph Murphy Canvasback hen in original paint, circa 1945.
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Ralph Murphy Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1945.

1945: Ralph Murphy: Ralph Murphy Canvasback drake in original paint, circa 1945.
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Ralph Murphy Redhead drake ice duck in original paint, circa 1945.

1945: Ralph Murphy: Ralph Murphy Redhead drake ice duck in original paint, circa 1945.
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Ralph Murphy Bluebill drake in original paint, circa 1950.

1950: Ralph Murphy: Ralph Murphy Bluebill drake in original paint, circa 1950.
© 2016 Gerard William Wittstadt, Jr. Permission must be requested for re-use. [66]