Lot 1023
Harry "Pop" Murphy (VA, 1904-1980), Published Canvas-Over-Wire Goose
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Beggars Creek Bridge, Virginia, published on page 82 of Gun Clubs and Decoys of Back Bay and Currituck by Archie Johnson and Bud Coppedge, unmarked.

Length 23 in.

Harry was a talented carpenter and upholstered furniture on a part time basis. It was this trade that led him to making canvas goose decoys. His tack eyes and exaggerated throat identify his work.

Old Gunning paint, working repair to neck; puncture to one side.