The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement

February 27, 1999 – September 19, 1999

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, West Wing, Showcase Floor Plan

This showcase commemorates the centenary of the birth of the American conservation movement, brought about by fashion's demand for feathers for ladies' hats. The exhibition examines hunting and collecting practices, feather adornment and display, and the beginnings of the Audubon and conservation movements.

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