Not much is known of this performer, but apparently he was known as the “Human Squirrel” and would climb up cables attached off of very high buildings in order to fundraise for various causes.
The “Human Squirrel” who did many daring “stunts” in climbing for benefit of War Relief Funds in New York City. He is shown here at a dizzy height in Times Square. Times Photo Service., ca. 1918
Can you imagine doing that in a 3-piece suit and oxfords?!