by George Boyd (1873-1941)
Boyd was a hay cutter, shoemaker, and a market hunter. He made decoys in his shoe shop. Examples of his decoys are in many museums and private collections. Boyd is New Hampshire’s most famous decoy maker.
This shorebird retains its original polychrome paint and original shoe button eyes. The wooden pin holding his head to the body has projected slightly through the top of his head. There is a slight crack in the neck.