A Squirrel's Guide To Fashion

In the early 1940s a Mrs. Mark Bullis adopted a squirrel after the small animal's mother died in her back yard. Nina Leen (a photographer I wrote about before) visited Mrs. Bullis and her squirrel named Tommy Tucker and these pictures are a testament to Tommy's unique life. Despite the masculine name, Mrs. Bullis liked to dress the small animal in nearly a 100 custom costumes, most traditionally feminine in nature. Tommy would wear a Red Cross uniform when visiting the hospital. While Tommy has faded into obscurity now, he was quite the celebrity in his day--he even helped sell war bonds during World War II. via