11 October 2012

Bird Feather Cloak Displayed at St. Louis

They have on exhibition in St. Louis a cloak made of the feathers of quail, prairie chickens, and wild ducks. There are said to be 38,880 feathers, and each feather has from five to eight stitches. It took a lady nearly seven months to make it, and she values it at $500.

December 18, 1878. Petersburg Index Appeal 26(89): 1. News item also issued in other newspapers in January 1879 issues.