Martha - The last passenger pigeon

Martha - The last passenger pigeon

Artist: Susan Soklin


8 x 8" / Acrylic / In the 1800's passenger pigeons were so prolific, they turned daylight into night as they flew overhead. They were killed off for sport and food, leaving Martha as the only known survivor after efforts to mate her failed. When Martha died in 1914, she was preserved. She now resides at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Martha is known as a symbol for the conservation of other endangered birds. Martha was named after Martha Washington.

Collections: Boulder Arts Association - Feathered Friends

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