Saturday, June 4, 2011
Grosse Pointe Shores' Duck Stamps
Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate is holding a wonderful exhibit called Art for Nature's Sake. It features the beautiful watercolors, paintings and pen and ink of various ducks that were selected as the year's winners and then made into US postage stamps called the Federal Duck Stamp Program. The mallards pictured here were done by JN "Ding" Darling who was born in Norwood, Michigan. His print was the first one selected for a stamp in 1934. The collection will be displayed through July 4th in the South Cottage which is just to the left of this arched entrance. The entire Ford estate comprises 80 some acres on Lake St Clair.