Object Record

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Catalog Number 0000.000.0052
Collection History Collection
Object Name Decoy
Place of Origin United States/New York/Long Island/Quogue
Maker Gelston, Thomas H. (1851-1924)
Date 1895-1900
Material Cork/Wood/Metal/Lead/Cord
Dimensions H-26.7 W-20.3 L-40.5 cm
Notes Thomas Gelston (1851-1924) was from Brooklyn (Bay Ridge area); his family owned the Fort Hamilton Hotel in Bay Ridge. He eventually spent summers in Quogue, where his decoys were carved. Around 1915, Gelston began selling his decoys through Abercrombie & Fitch.
Credit line Museum Collection.