Object Title

Passenger pigeons

Passenger pigeons

Date

1907

Object Number

XVIII.388

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Sotheby's, London, 17th February 1994, lot. 470. They had been part of the McAlpine Collection.

Physical Description

Mounted on twigs to represent tree limbs. These are thought to be the last two passenger pigeons to be killed before they were declared extinct in 1912.

Associations

Places America

Notes

The display case was disposed of in 2000, djb, 16/07/2001