Sunday, May 18, 2014

For the Birds-

1881 Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Bird's Egg Protection Poster. 

This represents a very early attempt to protect birds and their eggs- the Audubon Society, the longtime champion of birds and their nests, would not be founded until 1886, and in the 1880s there were no Federal laws and only a smattering of state laws, protecting songbirds and their nests and eggs. The MSPCA was founded in 1868, the second-oldest humane society in the United States, and among those on its first board of directors were John Quincy Adams II and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Poster. 9.5"x15". Minor wear, light soil. [40660] $250

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