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Naked woman in a box of rabbit fur

The University of Washington Library staff posted this mysterious image on their flickr stream. Why is this naked woman lounging in a box of rabbit fur? No one knows. The only info the UW staff has is that the image was taken around 1930 by photographer Vern Grost, perhaps in Washington state. They speculate it may show some kind of promotional event for the Angora rabbit fur industry.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jan 18, 2013 | Number of Comments: 5
Category: Photography and Photographers, 1930's
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That's a girl, wrapped in fur, inside a fish box!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/18/13 at 01:42 PM
This is truly an historic photo. It documents the fate of the last Angorra Rabbitfish, now extinct!
Reportedly it tasted like chicken, smelled like tuna, and was as fuzzy as a bunny.
Posted by tadchem on 01/18/13 at 02:03 PM
Are we sure that there isn't some murder mystery story with this title?
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 01/18/13 at 03:17 PM
It's a police photo after they busted a ring smuggling showgirls.

A boat would pick them up in L.A., pack them into crates (the fur is simply padding so they wouldn't get bruised during transport), and bring them into the port at Seattle disguised as boxes of fish.

It was just one of many ways people tried to get around the city's notorious sin tax.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 01/18/13 at 09:28 PM
Where's the PETA "I'd rather be naked than wear fur" comments?
Posted by Vern in KY on 01/19/13 at 02:34 PM
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