Old-Timey Cats

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cats on matchboxes
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how not to hold a cat
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my pet lion
the adventures of sam
gjon mili's cat blackie
monkey the cat and his hats
rabougri: chat de gouttiere
black cat auditions for tales of terror
los angeles cat show
spitalfields nippers
the krueger family
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cats in wisconsin
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Prisoner and trained cat at San Quentin Prison, ca. 1925-1935. Source: UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library; via Calisphere.

Prisoner and trained cat at San Quentin Prison, ca. 1925-1935. Source: UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Libraryvia Calisphere.

Cat Confronts Two Dogs (Lawrence, Kansas, 1950) by Lou Horacek on Flickr.

Cat Confronts Two Dogs (Lawrence, Kansas, 1950) by Lou Horacek on Flickr.

Happy 100th birthday, William S. Burroughs.Image via VICE: The Cat Offers Itself.

Happy 100th birthday, William S. Burroughs.

Image via VICE: The Cat Offers Itself.

NYT’s 6th Floor has this wonderful little video and article on Walter Chandoha, one of my all-time-favorite cat photographers. (Thanks to my friend Kelly Jean for the link!)
natgeofound:

Cat and white rat abide in peace. When different species grow up together, they often lose their enmity, April 1964. Photograph by Walter Chandoha, National Geographic

NYT’s 6th Floor has this wonderful little video and article on Walter Chandoha, one of my all-time-favorite cat photographers. (Thanks to my friend Kelly Jean for the link!)

natgeofound:

Cat and white rat abide in peace. When different species grow up together, they often lose their enmity, April 1964. Photograph by Walter Chandoha, National Geographic

Noiyyyt noiyyyyt.Source: Wooway1 on Flickr.

Noiyyyt noiyyyyt.

Source: Wooway1 on Flickr.

My uncle, Bryan Hart, with Peter Sneaky, ca. 1958. Probably taken in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.

My uncle, Bryan Hart, with Peter Sneaky, ca. 1958. Probably taken in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.

My mom, terrorizing a barn cat with her munchkin moves; New Marlborough, Mass., 1949.

My mom, terrorizing a barn cat with her munchkin moves; New Marlborough, Mass., 1949.

My mom at home in Hartford, CT: packed and ready to leave for Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Fall 1965.

My mom at home in Hartford, CT: packed and ready to leave for Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Fall 1965.

I get boxes of old photographs; my mom and stepdad get closet space. Cat pixx ensue.Above: In my grandmother’s kitchen, Hartford, CT, sometime before August 1967.

I get boxes of old photographs; my mom and stepdad get closet space. Cat pixx ensue.

Above: In my grandmother’s kitchen, Hartford, CT, sometime before August 1967.