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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Michael Frady (dates unknown) New Orleans, LA  

Mike Frady is recognized for having carved species indigenous to the area like mallard, pintail and teal. His decoys display a variety of head positions and attitudes. While Frady did only minor surface carving, he delineated the wing tips and detailed the bill with nostrils, mandible separations and a line-carved bill-to-head joint. What Frady lacked in surface carving, he made up for with painting that combined dots and brushstrokes for a stylized plumage pattern. Though he was one of Louisiana's lesser known decoys carvers, Mike Frady produced quality stool that served area hunters well.