The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Price of a Bonnet*

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Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University
Series: New York Weekly v. 52 no. 39 — page 8
Subjects / Tags: Clothing and dress
Poem
Part of: New York Weekly v. LII, no. 39, July 17, 1897 (Issue)
Author: Gannett, W. C.
Date: July 17, 1897
Edition Description: *The number of birds that are slaughtered annually to provide adornment for feminine confections is appalling. It is certain that women seldom give a thought to this when they are selecting bonnets with gay plumaged birds to set them off. It may set some thinking to know that one city dealer received as a single consignment 32,000 dead humming birds, and another received at one time 30,000 aquatic birds and 300,000 pairs of wings. This is only a fraction of the annual trade done in slaughtered birds to pander to woman's vanity.
First Sentence: Think what a price to pay,

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