Sunday, November 21, 2010

Squirrely

Life.com showcases 1944's most fashionable squirrel! See more of this charming critter in the full Life gallery here!









Photos: Nina Leen/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

7 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

That squirrel is adorable! Some people regard them as a nuisance but I have a back yard full of them and I feed them every day!

Clueless in Boston said...

All I can say is America must have needed a respite from all the war news for Life Magazine to feature a photo essay of a rodent:)

Kate said...

Oh my goodness, that it so cute!!!

Robby Cress said...

If you like that, you should check this out:

http://extremecraft.typepad.com/extreme_craft/2008/06/death-and-taxidermy.html

This is a link to an article that someone wrote about visiting the squirrel museum in Madison, Wisconsin. It's not really a museum though. It's a funeral home that used to be operated by Sam Sanfilippo. Sam, with the help of a taxidermy friend, built the exhibit using squirrels that had either been killed by cars, golf balls at the golf course or by some other accidental death. Sam has retired now and my family has acquired the funeral home and has left Sam's exhibit up. Because it's a funeral home you can't just show up to see the exhibit, but if you call ahead and there is no service happening, one of the directors will usually show you around.

One "Old Hollywood" connection. Sam's wife is a relative of Cesar Romero. If you visit the museum you will see a photo of them with Romero, along with some other notable people.

The article has a good description of the museum along with a link to a flickr page with more photos. It's pretty fun :)

Katie said...

Ha! That's a riot! Thanks Robby! :)

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Martini said...

Ha! That's so funny. Not a fan of squirrels but these are amusing.