Fashion taxidermy fur accessory, ca. 1930

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Maintaining the face, legs or feet on fur pelts was a popular choice during the 1920s and 30s. This “taxidermy” accessory at first glance may look like mink, but mink have webbed feet. These animals are more likely weasels, a close relative to the mink. A stitched hook near the feet indicates the pelts were attached to another item, perhaps a jacket shoulder, child’s garment, or hat.

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  • Title: Fashion taxidermy fur accessory, ca. 1930
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Location: ME
  • Media: fur
  • Local Code: 1998.1.93.2
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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