1948 vintage turkey feather hats time and life magazine

Last week, I stumbled across a fascinating article from Life Magazine's archives on a 1948 wedding featuring turkey feather fashions. Barbara Orr Ehrhart's wedding gown used 37,500 turkey feathers and her bridesmaid's gowns were also decked in plumes. Photos by Charles E. Steinheimer, Life and Time Magazine

This bride wasn't the only 1950s lady to enjoy turkey feather fashions. Many hats, headpieces, brooches and dresses were embellished with the plumage of the traditional Thanksgiving bird.