Old-Timey Cats

previous cats and cats from the past

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cats with ladies
cats with gentlemen
cats with children
cats with people you might have heard of
cats in the military
cats at sea
baby cats
big cats
black cats
siamese cats
cartoons, art, and illustration
cats on matchboxes
cats wearing bows
possibly not okay and/or sad
how not to hold a cat
find the cat
a kitten in a maze
a cat falling in slow motion
a swimming cat
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
the trimpey family
cats in baskets and other containers
cats in motion
cats in labs
cats in wisconsin
cats in people clothes and/or doing people things
cats and dairy
cats and corn
cats and yarn
cats and non-cats
uhhh wut
personal favorites

see my alsos:
slight perceptual problem
the morthouse
old and welsh


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about otc and its sources

hello, and thanks for visiting my site. i don’t claim ownership the images posted on this site, except where noted.

in as much as old pictures of cats can be educational, this site is meant to be educational. it does not generate income. i share these images with the understanding that doing so is fair use. if you are the copyright owner for anything i’ve posted here and object to my use of your images—or if i’ve cited anything incorrectly—contact me at oldtimeycats [at] gmail.com. i will remove the image or correct the citation accordingly.

sources: below is a list of the libraries, archives, and websites i’ve pulled from most frequently:

agence eureka
bad postcards
the beinecke library, yale
boston public library
eastman house
field museum library
fogg museum, harvard
eastman house
jan willemsen
life magazine photo archive
library of congress
lp cover lover
maraid design
museum of the city of new york
the metropolitan museum of art
nationaal archief (the netherlands)
national archives (u.s.)
national library of wales
national maritime museum
national media museum
new york journal-american photo morgue
new york public library
old book illustrations
pets in collections
sandi vincent
soviet postcards
state library of new south wales
u.s. naval institute
vintage tails
wisconsin historical society

photographers and artists: here are the photographers and artists on my frequently-posted list:

allan grant
arnold genthe
arthur m. vinje
beatrix potter
charles van schaick
francis miller
george silk
gjon mili
horace warner
leslie jones
louis wain
nina leen
ralph crane
sam hood
walker evans