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April 1894

"The Use and Care of Feathers"

When we speak of feathers the thought of the ostrich is not far distant, as its feathers far outnumber and outrank all others. Feathers have been known since the most ancient period, and the ostrich plume has been of all the choicest. In fact, is only rival has been the peacock's feather, which was used in Rome and Egypt centuries ago. As a mark of special favor the German Landsknecht of the fourteenth century and their wives were allowed to wear large felt hats decorated with ostrich feathers. Nowadays all classes may and do wear ostrich plumes, tips and pompons.

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 Article Introduction

 Home of the Ostrich

 Feathers and Fashion

 Cleaning of Feathers

 To Dye Feathers

 Freaks of Fashion

 Feather Edgings & Trimmings

 For the Spring

                                       Remodeling Feathers

Bibliographical Information:
Hooper, Emma M. "The Use and Care of Feathers",The Ladies' Home Journal,
Vol. XI, No. 5, April 1894, p. 24.

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