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(Timothy Archibald)

Chickens Dressed Like Napoleon, Einstein and Other Historical Figures

They came, they clucked and they conquered. Get the story behind these absurd portraits and how they came to be

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(Timothy Archibald)
In total, Amos purchased some two-dozen chickens for the two-day shoot. She inspected them for broken wings and discolored skin, weeding out those with imperfections and those with disproportional bodies. With some characters, she had a certain body type in mind. Queen Elizabeth, for instance, had to be plump. “There was definitely a lot of ogling at naked chickens,” she says, with a laugh.

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