Whole birds, half birds and birds’ wings decorate dozens of hats held in the V&A’s fashion archives – evidence of a craze that gripped women for half a century, from the 1870s to the 1920s. Campaigning on behalf of the birds was a spirited Victorian woman who has not been remembered by history. Her name was Etta Lemon, her society was the RSPB, and her aim was simple. She was going to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Join social historian Tessa Boase to hear the intriguing untold story of women, birds, hats – and votes.
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More information at this website.2018-10-17 13:00 2018-10-17 13:00 Europe/London Lunchtime Lecture: Bird Hats and Murderous Millinery Join social historian Tessa Boase to hear the intriguing untold story of women, birds, hats – and votes. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/10/17/lunchtime-lecture-bird-hats-and-murderous-millinery-180285 Victoria and Albert Museum,Cromwell Road, London,London,London