Caption: A Collection of Miniatures by Joseph Lincoln, Accord, Massachusetts
"When laws were passed which outlawed market hunting and restricted the hunting of many species of ducks and most all shorebirds, many carvers stopped making hunting decoys and turned to other activities to supplant thier livelihood. Ornamental carvings and miniatures found thier way into the hands of tourists and collectors, and became the product of choice for many of the early decoy makers."
Reference: J. Engers, ed The Great Book of Wildfowl Decoys, San Diego, 1990.
ELMER CROWELL, EAST HARWICH, MASSACHUSETTS, SECOND QUARTER 20TH CENTURY
A KING EIDER
Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, second quarter 20th century
Miniature decorative with circular stamp and pencil notation on underside: "Sea Duck - male"
Mint and original condition
Mr. & Mrs. Francis Andrews, Lincoln,