The First Duck Stamp

Jay N. “Ding” Darling

Brush and ink drawings of Mallards by Jay N. “Ding” Darling, a famous cartoonist and noted conservationist. The artist was chief of the Biological Survey, a precursor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from 1934 to 1936. “Ding” conceived the idea of using duck stamps to raise money for the purchase of wetlands. (Deceased)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2 thoughts on “The First Duck Stamp

  1. Ding Darling illustrated Silent Spring by Rachael Carson.
    There is a wildlife sanctuary on Sanibel Island in Florida named in his honor.

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