August 22, 2014 4:31 pm

The extinction of the passenger pigeon

A series of photographs in Erroll Fuller’s book ‘The Passenger Pigeon’, probably taken by JG Hubbard in 1896-98 in the aviaries of Charles Otis Whitman. The passenger pigeon’s extinction in 1914 is the subject of an exhibition titled ‘Once There Were Billions’ at the Smithsonian in Washington

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