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Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819-1936

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The antique hunting decoy has become an icon of the Chesapeake Bay. If you have ever admired these old Chesapeake Bay decoys and wondered about the men who made and used them, Waterfowling on the Chesapeake is a must to read. John Sullivan, a lifelong student of Bay decoys and waterfowl hunting history, takes us to the elaborate gunning clubs of the nineteenth century sportsmen and the less glamorous habitations of the hunters who supplied the Baltimore and Philadelphia markets with choice canvasback ducks. The evolution of waterfowling guns, the use of the deadly sinkbox for hunting offshore, and the origins of the famous retrieving and tolling dogs are woven into the fabric of this comprehensive account. The author shares with us his visits with old-time decoy carvers and waterfowl hunters, bringing to life the rich history of this unique area of Maryland." --Samuel H. Dyke, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art "It is hard to imagine the extent of waterfowling in its heyday on the Chesapeake--the sheer abunbance of migrating birds, the proliferation of gunning clubs and the number of sport and market gunners on these waters, the untold wooden decoys carved and used there. John Sullivan provides insight into this era and shares his deep appreciation for the material culture it has left behind. Waterfowling on the Chesapeake brings previously unexamined aspects of this heritage to light and reassesses some of the region's most prominent decoy carvers."--Pete Lesher, Curator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Part documentary, part nostaligic history, and part informational catalogue, Waterfowling on the Chesapeake, 1819-1936 explores a century of hunting on the Chesapeake Bay and its majortributaries--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 effect 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.

Synopsis:

Part documentary, part nostalgic history and part informational catalogue, this book explores a century of hunting on the Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries - from the heyday of gun clubs and market shooting to the rise of conservation law. Drawing on oral histories and period documents and artefacts, 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801871559
Author:
Sullivan, C. John
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
History
Subject:
Hunting - Bird Hunting
Subject:
Waterfowl shooting
Subject:
Chesapeake Bay Region
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) History.
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing and Hunting
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
11.24x8.80x.96 in. 2.70 lbs.

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Product details 232 pages Johns Hopkins University Press - English 9780801871559 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Part documentary, part nostalgic history and part informational catalogue, this book explores a century of hunting on the Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries - from the heyday of gun clubs and market shooting to the rise of conservation law. Drawing on oral histories and period documents and artefacts, 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.
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