Hat with Ostrich Feathers

Hat with Ostrich Feathers

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Description (Brief)
The popularity of feathered hats led to the slaughter of millions of birds and endangered many species. In the late 1800s women activists launched a successful boycott and contributed to the founding of the National Audubon Society.
Object Name
Hat
Other Terms
Hat; Headwear; Accessories Worn on the Body; Woman; 1905 00 00+, 1915 00 00
date made
1910-1912
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
feathers (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 21 in x 16 in; 30.48 cm x 53.34 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
CS.299884.008
accession number
299884
catalog number
299884.008
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Alice Matthew Terry Love
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Cultural and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
Giving in America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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