WD Chapman Photo
This WD Chapman Photo is truly a great piece of history. In speaking to a local historian in Theresa New York Jefferson County she said she had a photo of the antique lure maker and would make a copy of her copy and mail it to me. Little nuggets of history come together to tell larger stories. I’ve only ever seen one other photo of the lure maker, the one used in Arlan’s 19th Century lure makers Book. If anyone has any other photos of the lure maker his home (I have one of those but I haven’t finished the accompanying article to go with it) the lure factory or relating to WD Chapman, I would welcome any and all.
I can make out the writing at the bottom but the side alludes me. If you can figure it out send me an email. From the photo it looks as if WD Chapman was enjoying his twilight years the way many of us would also enjoy, under a tree and next to the water.