Decoy

Object Number: 
2002.1.3448
Date: 
1910-1930
Medium: 
Paper, wood
Dimensions: 
16 x 8 1/2 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
A cardboard duck decoy with the realistic photographic image of the duck lithographed onto the front and back in black and white. A wood stiffener is inserted in the bottom for buoyancy and stability. The bottom reads in part "Johnson's Folding Fiberboard Decoys/ Wm. Johnson Co., Inc./ 72 Columbia Street/ Seattle. U.S.A./ Adjust balancing device straight down as shown, and these decoys will ride perfectly in any weather.../ Price 55 Cents Each- Bodies Without Floats 35 Cents Each."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group