Carved Greater Yellowlegs Shorebird Decoy
J. H. Powell, Seaford, Long Island, NY, Ca. Late 1880's

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A bold carving of an alert shorebird in worn original paint. Appears to be its original bill. Branded "J. H. Powell".

See Fleckenstein's "Shorebird Decoys," page 70.

This is one of a rig of shorebirds found in Powell's Hotel in Seaford. This hotel was owned and operated by John Powell during the early days and is where many gunners stayed while hunting in the area. Nelson Verity guided for the hotel's customers and also frequented the hotel as a customer. Many of the birds in this rig were branded, "Powell".

12" long.

ITEM # 19847