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Tommy Tucker the Squirrel Photographs and Ephemera, 1944-1954

Creator:
Bullis, Zaidee
Donor:
LeMartine, Elaine
Physical description:
.5 cu. ft. : 3 boxes
Type:
Typescripts
Collection descriptions
Ephemera
Articles
Biographies
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs
Date:
1944
1944-1954
1940-1970
20th century
1940-1960
Notes:
Tommy Tucker was a squirrel kept as a pet by Zaidee Bullis of Washington D.C. She took him on tour to hospitals and schools, dressed him in human style miniature clothing, and used him to promote war bonds during World War II and kindness to animals. He died in 1949.
Summary:
The collection relates to Tommy Tucker, a squirrel kept as a pet by a Washington, D.C. woman, and includes photographs, letters, articles, tour information, a typed biography of Tommy Tucker, a copyright document, clippings, and miscellany.
Cite as:
Tommy Tucker the Squirrel Photographs and Ephemera, 1944-1954, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Animals
World War, 1939-1945
Copyright
Animal welfare
Anthropomorphism
Squirrels
Savings bonds
Local number:
2012.3064 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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