The Wonderful World of Victorian Taxidermy

Once upon a time there was a bloke called Mr Walter Potter who loved animals so much that he spent his days collecting dead ones, stuffing them and recreating Victorian daily life in a Taxidermy-style-Trumpton.

Bizarre: yes. Morbid: Sure. Strangely beautiful: Somewhat.

Using the fluffiest and most endearing critters as his subjects, the variety of poses, mini-cat clothes and bizarre scenes, this weird universe of death earned him something of a name for himself, amassing more than 10,000 pieces in total.

Now part of a brand new book: ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxonomy’, here’s some of the best for your macabre viewing pleasure.

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