Extinct birds wearing fashions from the year they went extinct

In 1844, the Great Auk went the way of the Dodo, and eventually so would mid-19th century fashions. Fortunately, artist Brian R. Williams has immortalized both, drawing extinct birds wearing clothes from the year they met their demise.

If you'd like to see Williams' takes on the Molokai Creeper (which bowed out in 1963), the Imperial Woodpecker (which made its final flight in 1956), or any of his other bedecked birds, visit his store, where you can also buy prints of any of these portraits.

Extinct Birds [Brian R. Williams via Drawn]

Extinct birds wearing fashions from the year they went extinct

Carolina Parakeet, 1918


Extinct birds wearing fashions from the year they went extinct Great Auk, 1844
Extinct birds wearing fashions from the year they went extinct Laughing Owl, 1914