Lot 2053
Tom Bragg (NC, 1879-1966) and Jody Styron (1873-1965), Roothead Goose
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Portsmouth Island, North Carolina, circa 1900, carved and painted wood, early fishing net ballast weights.

Length 23 in.

This decoy appears to be one of the decoys on the cover of the Sept-Oct, 2001 issue of Hunting and Fishing Collectibles magazine and featured in the article by Jack Dudley entitled, "Portsmouth Island Decoys".

Jodie Styron and Tom Bragg had one of the more sought after commercial hunting operations on Portsmouth Island. They grew up and lived together in the old Bragg house on Doctor's Creek. Jodie married Tom's sister, Anne and they operated the Bragg/Styron Hunting Lodge out of their home. The Portsmouth Island decoys from the Jodie Styron/Tom Bragg stand are some of the more desirable decoys from North Carolina.

Old gunning paint with moderate wear, head slightly lifted, hit by shot.