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Before Television: Goose Feather Christmas Tree



What Happens When We Turn off the Remote

Behold an early form of artificial Christmas tree made from goose feathers – that’s right…green-dyed goose feathers!

These trees were popular in North America from about the 1920s to the 1950s.

The little number pictured above belonged to Kay Williams who lived in both Cumberland and Royston. No doubt the tree is a later model as descriptions of early forms mention candle attachments and this one comes with its own electric lights.

With the additional embellishment and personal touch of ornaments and tinsel this tree would have been quite a festive knock out!

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