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

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

Actress Jayne Mansfield with Her Daughter and Pets, July 1955. Photograph by Charles Nerpel. Source: Corbis.

Despite her hectic schedule, Hollywood’s new glamour girl always manages to spend time with her daughter, Jayne Marie, 4, product of an early marriage that ended in divorce. In on this particular act are Jayne’s two Persians, Sabrina and Ophelia. Jayne also extends her hospitality to an ordinary alley cat named Romulus, a Chihuahua, a Great Dane, two turtles and a rabbit.


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Actress Jayne Mansfield with Her Daughter and Pets, July 1955. Photograph by Charles Nerpel. Source: Corbis.

Despite her hectic schedule, Hollywood’s new glamour girl always manages to spend time with her daughter, Jayne Marie, 4, product of an early marriage that ended in divorce. In on this particular act are Jayne’s two Persians, Sabrina and Ophelia. Jayne also extends her hospitality to an ordinary alley cat named Romulus, a Chihuahua, a Great Dane, two turtles and a rabbit.

© Bettmann/CORBIS
From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

War Veteran “Pooli,” who rates three service ribbons and four battle stars, shows she can still get into her old uniform as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. The cat served aboard an attack transport during World War II. 

Los Angeles, 1959. 

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

War Veteran “Pooli,” who rates three service ribbons and four battle stars, shows she can still get into her old uniform as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. The cat served aboard an attack transport during World War II.

Los Angeles, 1959. 

New post on BuzzFeed Community: You Can Milk A Cow Into Cat.
Photo by Nat Farbman: Cats Blackie & Brownie catching squirts of milk during milking at Arch Badertscher’s dairy farm, 1954. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

New post on BuzzFeed Community: You Can Milk A Cow Into Cat.

Photo by Nat Farbman: Cats Blackie & Brownie catching squirts of milk during milking at Arch Badertscher’s dairy farm, 1954. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Clearly, this cat assumes it’s for him.
A man makes a miniature of an English crown while a cat watches. Photograph by David Boyer for National Geographic, 1953. Via Corbis.
© David Boyer/National Geographic Society/Corbis

Clearly, this cat assumes it’s for him.

A man makes a miniature of an English crown while a cat watches. Photograph by David Boyer for National Geographic, 1953. Via Corbis.

© David Boyer/National Geographic Society/Corbis

Cat Behind the Camera. Photograph by Ronald Kuntz, March 1956. Source: Corbis.

Our Cleveland cameraman will never ask his subjects to “Look at the birdie.” If there were one, He’d probably eat it himself, since he happens to be a cat. The feline photographer, name Tige, is just getting started as a shutterbug. And judging from his first attempts at photography, Tige probably will spend several of his nine lives trying before he’s a professional. What happens when Tige experiments with his master’s camera equipment is the subject of these photos by United Press staff photographer Ronald Kuntz.

Cat Behind the Camera. Photograph by Ronald Kuntz, March 1956. Source: Corbis.

Our Cleveland cameraman will never ask his subjects to “Look at the birdie.” If there were one, He’d probably eat it himself, since he happens to be a cat. The feline photographer, name Tige, is just getting started as a shutterbug. And judging from his first attempts at photography, Tige probably will spend several of his nine lives trying before he’s a professional. What happens when Tige experiments with his master’s camera equipment is the subject of these photos by United Press staff photographer Ronald Kuntz.

My dream man? My dream office? Both.
Guy Bogart in 1955, sitting and working at his desk at 545 Euclid Ave. Source: Beaumont (California) Library District, via Calisphere.

Guy Bogart is seen here hard at work at his desk. By the many pictures and figurines of cats on and around his desk, it is evident that Bogart is quite the admirer of cats. In 1924 Guy Bogart was elected to the Beaumont City Council, and belonged to virtually every other organization in the town of Beaumont. Bogart also served as the Mayor of Beaumont and the President of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

More about Guy here.

My dream man? My dream office? Both.

Guy Bogart in 1955, sitting and working at his desk at 545 Euclid Ave. Source: Beaumont (California) Library District, via Calisphere.

Guy Bogart is seen here hard at work at his desk. By the many pictures and figurines of cats on and around his desk, it is evident that Bogart is quite the admirer of cats. In 1924 Guy Bogart was elected to the Beaumont City Council, and belonged to virtually every other organization in the town of Beaumont. Bogart also served as the Mayor of Beaumont and the President of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

More about Guy here.