Target Balls

Glass Target Balls

Modern day skeet target shooting, in which the shooter uses a shotgun to attempt to hit a clay disk (a pigeon) launched into the air at some distance, has its origins in the late nineteenth century. Prior to that time these events used thousands and thousands of live birds, usually pigeons, for their targets. Beginning in about 1876 a scarcity of birds and a growing social sense that this type of [...] Click here to continue reading.

Holly, James T. – Decoy Carver & Sneak Boat Builder

James Holly Duck Decoys

James T. Holly (1855 to 1935), decoy carver and sneak boat builder of Havre de Grace, Maryland. Jim was the youngest of carver John ‘Daddy’ Holly.

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