Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Stacy, North Carolina, circa 1950 carved and painted wood.
Length 15.75 in.
Homer Fulcher, the son of Charlie Fulcher, was born in Stacy, North Carolina. He grew up in Piney Point and spent his life on the water. He carved this redhead with an Alvin Harris pattern while working with him at a menhaden camp in Southport, North Carolina. An Alvin Harris pintail was discovered years ago which was gifted to the cooks at this menhaden camp dated February, 1950 and a letter of provenance spoke about Alvin Harris and Homer Fulcher worked together as menhaden scouts for this camp. Jack Dudley speaks to this fact on page 78 of Carteret Waterfowl Heritage
. After retirement, Homer Fulcher and Alvin Harris taught woodcarving at Carteret Community College. Homer Fulcher was the first featured carved at the Core Sound Decoy Festival. He was the key voice in the documentary film Core Values
directed by Quinn Collins.
Original paint with light gunning wear.