Vintage Footage of 1960s Costume Taxidermy

Well, this video from the 1960s is indeed a bit creepy. Walter Potter was a taxidermist who enjoyed dressing up dead animals in costumes and posing them in human situations. Huh.

Some of his sets took years to finish. Crazy stuff!

British Pathe made this video at Potters Museum in the 1960s. Walter Potter lived in Bramber his whole life and spent his time dressing up stuffed animals elaborately and placing them in human scenarios.

The original narrations states “Potter was a genius who made fur-lined dolls into whimsical but veritable works of poetic art”. Of course some people today would see his life’s work as abhorrent and disgusting. He was undoubtedly a true British eccentric.

[via Britishpathe]


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