Weird Vintage Untitled Document

Walter Potter (1835-1918) was a taxidermist who specialized in the unique. His pieces usually involved animals in human-like situations, often wearing clothing.  His specimens mainly died of natural causes, like in this piece, "Monkey Riding a Goat, c. 1870s."  The monkey was acquired after he robbed a fruit stand in Shoreham, and was doused with a bucket of cold water.  The shock killed him.  The goat, on the other hand, was extremely aggressive, and was “put to an end”. (via A Case of Curiosities)

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