Early Root-Head Yellowlegs Thorne Rig (attr.) Jamaica Bay, Long Island, NY, c. 1850 13 in. long
This root-head bird was part of the historic Thorne rig. In old working repaint with gunning wear, including a chip at base of neck.
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: William J. Mackey, Jr., "American Bird Decoys," New York, NY, 1965, p. 96, pl. 79, exact decoy illustrated.
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