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Covering up a bad hair day is one thing, but wearing that rookery of a hat is over the top. Is that guy laughing at her or with her?

submitted Covering up a bad hair day is one thing, but wearing that rookery of a hat is over the top. Is that guy laughing at her or with her?

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This hat from the early 20th century features the head and feathers of a bird of paradise. We hear such fancy feathered hats were status symbols in the U.S. and Europe.
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A live snowy egret in its mating plumage. These birds' beauty was like a bullseye on their backs, prime targets for plume hunters.
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Covering up a bad hair day is one thing, but wearing that rookery of a hat is over the top. Is that guy laughing at her or with her?
  • South Florida Museum, Bradenton
This is a fan, made out of a snowy egret — the whole bird, head, beak, eyes, feet and legs (used as a handle). Tres chic way back when.

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