Wild Turkey, by John James Audubon

Before Audubon could paint any of his famous North American birds, he had to shoot them first. At least with the case of this one, such “destruction for the sake of preservation” seems a little less tragic, or at least more tasty.

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Wild Turkey,” by John James Audubon, 1830 :: via The State Library of Massachusetts

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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