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Ward Brothers

 (20th Century)
Ward Brothers was active/lived in Maryland.  Ward Brothers is known for collaborative sculpture-decoys.

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Ward Brothers

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The Ward Brothers - Steven (b. 1895 / d.1976) Lemuel (b.1897 / d.1984)

Along with their father, the brothers began working as barbers. The two started working as wooden wildfowl carvings, commonly know as decoy making, c.1920.  They started making the decoys at their barber shop but gradually moved their workshop to their home.  In the Depression years of the 1930s their was an increase for demand of their decoys as more people began to hunt to feed their families. At the end of the Depression there was demand for the Ward Brother's decoys with the growing interest in sport hunting and gunning clubs from hunters who could afford the best.

In the 1945 to 1950, the brothers replaced their classic style of cedar decoys   ...  Displaying 750 of 1633 characters.



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