Posts Tagged: feathers

Fine-Feathered Friends

Feathered hats

“A hat to command attention and admiration needs to have as many as five or eight plumes, while a picture hat, that huge affair intended to make or mar the wearer, has no limit whatever.”

Put a bird on it, 19th century style. How the craze for big hats and feathers sparked the bird conservation movement. Check it out on Lapham’s Quarterly.