previous cats and cats from the past
cats with ladies
cats with gentlemen
cats with children
cats with people you might have heard of
cats in the military
cats at sea
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
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
“The little girl with the cat in her lap turned out to be mom.”
Philadelphia, early 1930s.
Out of the cascade of vintage mom pictures in my Facebook feed yesterday, the best had to be this one, from my friend Sue. She’s a poet and has two excellent Tumblrs. Check out Maggie: A Magazine (poetry and dogs) and Franklinstein (mashing up Gertrude Stein, Ben Franklin, and the history of Germantown, Philadelphia).
Studio portrait of five kittens on a pedestal, probably taken in Compton’s Photo Studio in Brigham City, Utah. Between 1895 and 1925. Source: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, via Mountain West Digital Library.
“Composer Alan Hovhaness, working in score littered studio with black cat nestling amongst the papers on the piano.” Photograph by Gordon Parks, December 1955. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
Ralph Crane, Black Cat Auditions In Hollywood, 1961. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
Brassaï: Le Chat Noir, ca. 1945. Source: Centre Georges Pompidou, via Réunion des Musées Nationaux.
Couple of things.
I like how this is a BOY dressed up as a witch.
And: “with black cat being THROWN onto him,” more like.
Image: Boy (6-7) dressed-up as witch in Halloween party with black cat jumping onto him. Source: Corbis.
From Vanished Americana:
John Jr. and Caroline surprise their dad, President John F. Kennedy, in the Oval Office here in this Halloween 1963 photo. What makes this photo even more poignant was that a mere three weeks later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.