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]

Carolina Parakeet, 1918


Great Auk, 1844

Laughing Owl, 1914