whimsical fashions

Image: Theodor Geisel in his home work room in La Jolla, Calif., in 1957. (Gene Lester/Getty Images)

Decades before he became a best-selling children’s book author, Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel, created a series of sculptures he called his “Unorthodox Taxidermy.” Using real horns, beaks and antlers, he fashioned whimsical creatures which look like they jumped right out of his books.

Now a traveling show of replicas, called “If I Ran the Zoo”, has landed at a gallery in Long Island. We bring you that story (how else?) in verse: Before His Name Was Known At All, Seuss Put Creatures On The Wall

The dress rustled awkwardly around her ankles and though she wanted to scoop the skirts up in her arms she allowed the shop assistant to hold the train.

She stepped onto the small podium and didn’t need to hear the small gasps of Selenity and her mam behind her to know that this was the dress.

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