National Geographic : 1950 Sep
"Delmarva," Gift of the Sea 389 Delaware Preserves Its Colonial Charter in a Fireproof Vault at Dover State Archivist Leon de Valinger, Jr., shows a visitor the letters patent by which King Charles II granted the three Delaware counties to his brother James. Later, the Duke of York conveyed the lands to William Penn. Mrs. Sarah Wistar Miller of Media, Pennsylvania, presented the charter to Delaware in 1909, turning down an offer of $50,000 from a British museum (page 391). National Geographic Photographer Robert F. Sisson Lifelike Decoys Watch Steve Ward Fondle a "Newborn" Duck Lem and Steve, brothers, of Crisfield, Maryland, won first and second prizes at the 1948 National Sports men's Show, in New York, with their handmade wooden birds. Dowels and glue hold cedar heads atop bodies of light, buoyant balsa. Most tedious job is painting fine lines to indicate feathers (page 386).