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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Photos by My Father - Duck Shooting on the Connecticut Shore

Photos by My Father

   











 

10 comments:

  1. The glory days of waterfowling...no designer high tech camo clothing...just drab colored canvas and good old fashioned wool.

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  2. Old school at it's best. Loading up in the boot of a Jag. Corncob pipe presumably from Washington, Missouri same as Doug MacArthur's source. Clean shaven and no camouflage. Reminds me as 6 yr old in a duck blind with a pickle barrel set in a rice levee. My old man told me years later he was surprised that I did not complain about the cold. I always wanted to be an old timer.

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    1. Not to worry, the day will come.

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    2. Laughing out loud, that year was 1957. Now masquerading as an eccentric relic. On another note several years later, hunted duck in Calcasieu Parish, La. My companions spoke Cajun French in the blind & were similarly attired as depicted in the aforementioned photographs. To say they were characters would be an understatement.

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    3. Believe it or not I know the family that grows the corn for the corncob pipes from Washington Missouri. Good friend of mine he gifted me a corn cob pipe after helping him through our fraternity pledgeship.

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  3. Fantastic photos.

    I'm fascinated by being able to push a duck boat in the back of a wagon. Presumably the back seat folded flat, or was just removed.

    I also love the picture of the guy going right from his hip boots to his loafers at the car.

    If the Leg o Mutton cases are any sign, they were also using some nice doubles.

    So much to see in these photos, and I'm sure I'll notice more looking back over them later.

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  4. I hope that's not a body lying in the trunk in photo #7...

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  5. What wonderful photos! Takes me back to my childhood, hunting with my father, and his friends. Truly wonderful times. Even now when I go hunting, I feel them around me! Thank you!

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  6. The last one is a work of art. The only improvement would be to cast it as shown, in bronze.

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  7. Some great nostalgia here.

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