Sheer beauty and artistry rank as hallmarks of some of the earliest fishing lures. The ones shown here, probably 1880s vintage, were fashioned by jewelers, silversmiths or careful craftsmen for use when trolling in rowboats. Not only were the baits practical and effective, they were artistic and prized. The baits are shown in a true-to-life guide boat setting from the turn of the century. Some of the items in the picture are an old muskie rod, a gold lure from 1880 by J.B. McHarg of New York, a Pflueger Ball Bait trolling spoon from the 1880s, Combination Minnow by W.D. Chapman of New York, a metal Novelty Minnow Float and more. This has a textured finish (no glass), giving it the look and feel of canvas and is professionally framed in a 1.75" rustic brown frame.