Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fashion and The Fight for Wildlife Feathers

Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, an exhibition exploring the history of the ground-breaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, examines the circumstances that inspired early environmentalists—many of them women and New Yorkers—to champion the protection of endangered birds. Administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Migratory Bird Act prohibited the hunting, killing, trading, and shipping of migratory birds. It also regulated the nation’s commercial plume trade, which had decimated many American bird species to the point of near extinction.  
This was a wonderful exhibition at the New York Historical Society and I just LOVED this dress. So many details all around, just beautiful.  

I have a feeling this would not be too comfortable to wear  

I cannot imagine wearing a hat with dead birds on it. Ever.  

Love this paddle fan!  

This is just glorious, no ?  

This was interesting as my friend is Ellen Christine, the famous milliner who has worked with so many celebrities and brides as well as fashion magazines.  

Thank goodness for this act which stopped the use of birds on clothing. I personally do not feel that is where they should be. This was really a lovely exhibit and you must always check the NY Historical Society to see what their current exhibits at the moment.

The New-York Historical Society
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at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)

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New-York Historical offers free daily tours of the Museum's collections at 2 PM and 3:30 PM.

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