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Matthews' Rig Turned-Head Dowitcher
Chincoteague,
© COPLEY FINE ART AUCTIONS, Hingham, MA, USA

Matthews' Rig Turned-Head Dowitcher Chincoteague, VA, c. 1890 10 in. long William Mackey collected this shorebird in his acquisition of the William Matthews'...

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