Ripley's Decal on Sale at SMS

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Secretary S. Dillon Ripley's "Shoo Bird," a decal of a falcon diving toward its prey which is placed on picture windows to deter migrating birds from flying into them, is put on sale at the Museum Shops. Ripley donated the decals to the shops.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Smithsonian Museum Shops


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  • Torch, 6/1974, p. 1
  • Torch, 7-8/1974, p. 3

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