Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Frank Chapman's 1886 feathered hat census

5 comments:

The Mediocre Gatsby said...

What an interesting study. I had no idea Northern Flicker hats were so popular.

Janice said...

This is a joke right?

The Mediocre Gatsby said...

Only one bobolink hat? Yes Janice, this has got to be a joke. Everyone I know has a hat with bobolink feathers.

Then again, that was a different time in America. Perhaps they didn't know what we now know about the bobolink.

katie elaine said...

Oooh, have you ever read Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America by Jennifer Price? I haven't read the whole thing, but she has a fascinating chapter on this.

eped said...

no KE, I hadn't heard of it but now I think I'll read it!