English taxidermist Walter Potter stuffed people’s cherished pets for a living.
But he preferred to create anthropomorphic fairy tale scenes using rabbits, squirrels, and kittens made up to look like little people.
[Video link.] This 1960s era film shows museum curators dutifully dusting off his creepily charming tableaus, which were broken up and sold at auction in 2003.
Wikipedia on Walter Potter (1835-1918)
Book: Walter Potter and His Museum of Curious Taxidermy