“TAKE HOME A CANARY TO CAROL ON CHRISTMAS AND SING IN THE NEW YEAR”

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By Alexander Wetmore
Originally appeared in the December 1938 issue of the National Geographic Magazine

This Web version COPYRIGHT 2004

At a limited-price variety store in Washington, D. C., imported roller and other canaries are offered for sale-as well as all the “fixin’s,” such as bird seed, bird medicines, perches, cage covers, and cages. In the last year this store alone sold 3,300 canaries.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart

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