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New York Folklore Quarterly, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, March 1973

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NEW YORK FOLKLORE QUARTERLY
Vol. XXIX, No. 1, March, 1973

BRICE TYLER: AN INTERVIEW WITH BRICE TYLER — BIRD CARVER
by Martha and Bob Cochran

THIS INTERVIEW was conducted, and the photographs taken, in October, 1971, at Princess Anne, Maryland, where Mr. Tyler lives and works. We feel that Mr. Tyler’s work is interesting from many perspectives — those of the art lover, and the naturalist, to name a few. But we also think it has a special significance for students of folk culture. For here is a man with roots in a folk craft tradition — who first became interested in the work of men who carved decoys for their own use. What he has developed is a work which defies limitative definitions — and is therefore of special interest to anyone interested in the processes by which folk traditions often influence less “traditional,” and sometimes more commercial, art forms.

Tyler: My name is Brice Tyler. I live in Princess Anne, Maryland. I was born and raised in Somerset County and I became interested in ducks, wooden ducks, as a small child. It seems that a lot of people were mistaken about the craft, I guess you would call it craft, of carving ducks on the Eastern Shore. From what I can understand, the Eastern Shore has gotten the name of being the most popular in the country for this particular craft. But a lot of people are mistaken in believing that the people that have the big names now were the only ones who did it years ago....


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