Cornerstones of a Village - 20
Decoy Background: Local baymen generally found a sense of peace in the great outdoors. When the shellfish harvest season ended in autumn, clamrakers turned their attention to hunting fowl. These decoys were used to deceive ducks into thinking that they were fellow waterfowl. As hunting gained more widespread popularity, wealthier individuals with little background in woodworking became interested in using these lures. This dramatically increased the demand and value of these decoys. What was once a mere hobby quickly turned into a commercial venture for seasonal baymen. Do you think you would mistake these decoys for actual ducks?