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John Graham (1822-1912) is known as the father of the Charlestown (or Cecil County) style of decoy making. Decoys from this area generally feature a shelf carved on the body for the head to sit on, a tail that extends straight back (no flip upwards) along the chine line of the decoy.


This particular decoy was made around 1880 and was eventually used in the gunning rig of Senator Millard Tydings (1890-1961) of Maryland; and it has the carved, serifed T that marked the Senator's decoys.


If you have questions about this decoy, contact:


Darrell Hagar


John Graham Canvasback Drake with Tydings Brand


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    Please look carefully at ALL photos of the decoys.  We try very hard to describe accurately the physical appearance (including any blemishes) of the decoys we sell.  Still, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase after you receive it, you may return it for a full refund (less fees if you paid by credit card) as long as the decoy is returned within two weeks in the same condition that it was in when shipped to you. You are responsible for shipping costs for returns.

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