What was the cost of looking fashionable in the early 20th century? In commemoration of the centennial of the groundbreaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, our upcoming exhibition "Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife" examines the circumstances that inspired early environmentalists—many of them women and New Yorkers—to champion the protection of endangered birds.
See clothing and accessories, books, ephemera, photographs, and original watercolor models by John James Audubon for "The Birds of America," accompanied by recorded bird songs from The Macaulay Library of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. New-York Historical is grateful for the partnership of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NYC Audubon.
On view April 6, 2018 through July 15, 2018