I consider this to be the most iconic early furry photo and I wanted to post it in honor of Robert Hill (left) one of the earliest if not THE earliest fursuiter and Fred Patten (right), foremost fandom historian and one of the first Furries. pic.twitter.com/XLnGJXA6lo
We lost Fred last month and Bob a few days ago.
Robert Hill's first fursuit was Annabelle the Bear, made in 1987. It is the earliest fursuit I've found in my research. I have heard that Shawn Keller was the first, I've never been able to confirm this. If anyone has info, talk to me! pic.twitter.com/ua9Hvf69MS