Vintage Photograph of the "Human Squirrel" Climbing High in Times Square Circa 1918

The "Human Squirrel" who did many daring "stunts" in climbing for benefit of War Relief Funds in New York City. | <strong>Original Caption:</strong> The &quot;Human Squirrel&quot; who did many daring &quot;stunts&quot; 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

<strong>U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier:</strong>165-WW-578B(6)

<strong>From:</strong> American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, compiled 1917 - 1918 (Record Group 165) 

<strong>Created By:</strong> War Department. (1789 - 09/18/1947)

<strong>Production Date:</strong>ca. 1918

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<strong>Repository: </strong> NARA's Still Picture Records Section, National Archives at College Park (College Park, MD)

 

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The "Human Squirrel" who did many daring "stunts" in climbing for benefit of War Relief Funds in New York City. | Original Caption: 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 U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier:165-WW-578B(6) From: American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, compiled 1917 - 1918 (Record Group 165) Created By: War Department. (1789 - 09/18/1947) Production Date:ca. 1918 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=533754 Repository: NARA's Still Picture Records Section, National Archives at College Park (College Park, MD) Access Restrictions: Unrestricted Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

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?!

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