Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819-1936

Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819-1936

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Part documentary, part nostalgic history, and part informational catalogue, Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819a€“1936 explores a century of hunting on the Chesapeake Bay and its major tributariesa€”from the heyday of gun clubs and market shooting to the rise of conservation law. Drawing on oral histories and period documents and artifacts, C. John Sullivan, a longtime collector of decoys and hunting paraphernalia and a frequent guest curator of exhibits, looks at the effects of technological change, the relationship between hunter and dog, the recognition of decoys as folk art, and the history of hunting. He also introduces us to famous and lesser-known carvers and others who share an enthusiasm for this feature of Chesapeake cultural history and life.He wrote in his daily journal on December 23, 1912, a€œI traded my autoloading gun with extra barrel and case in for $30 on the purchase of a Fox double barrel shotgun price $49.50 of Geo. A. Emmons successor to Wm. Wagner #16, 769 Gradeanbsp;...

Title:Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819-1936
Author: C. John Sullivan
Publisher:JHU Press - 2003-05-01

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