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Duck Dynasty, 1926


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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original 4x5 inch glass negative by Leslie Jones
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  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing


Taken c.1926, Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
(Boston Public Library / Leslie Jones Collection)

"A decoy is an artificial bird used to lure waterfowl within shooting range, and are wonderful artefacts in their own right, crafted for longevity in a wet environment. Pictured is Joe Whiting Lincoln, a decoy maker from Accord near Hingham on the south shores of Boston. The son of a shoe-maker, Lincoln's many professions ranging from clock repair to upholstery took him to bird carving in 1870 in the corner of his father's shop.

It became apparent that Lincoln wasn’t just a decoy maker, he was the decoy maker: exquisitely carving the bird's body usually from white cedar. Additional elements like the heads are pine, connected to the body using a dowel. Legs are crafted from cedar; the wood hewn into rough shapes using a hatchet before shaped into convincing forms with a spokeshave and drawknife before finishing. Now considered an art form in its own right, Lincoln’s work has achieved cult status and a bonafide original can sell up to USD$200,000, though they are typically in-between the USD$80,000–120,000 bracket.

Whilst I like many elements of the image, such as the subdued winter background and Lincoln’s timeless wardrobe; the real stars are of course, the wooden decoys which are: (Clockwise) Common Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Canadian Goose, Wood Duck and another Canadian Goose."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


"Joe Lincoln of Accord, champion decoy maker of New England."

Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. More information about our prints can be found here.
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.