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
Yuletide greetings! Not to presume you’ve noticed, but: Apologies for my recent lack of posts.
Little girl and her cat, ca. 1900. Source: Corbis.
Studio portrait of four kittens on a carpeted stool, ca. 1895-1925. Compton’s Studio, Brigham City, Utah.
Source: Compton’s Studio Photograph Collection; Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library. Via Mountain West Digital Library.
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.
William James Topley: Pattie, E. Miss & Cat. Ottawa, Ontario; September 1873. Source: Library and Archives Canada.
Today’s Caturday comes from legendary writer Robert Louis Stevenson (sort of) - it’s a photomechanical print depicting his poem “The Land Of Counterpane.” Note the adorable kitten on the end of the bed trying to cheer up the little boy, who is sick in bed and playing with his toy soldiers. The print by artist C.M. Burd is currently in the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection (a collection Andy Warhol used, by the way) and was originally in a book of Stevenson’s Children’s Verses (likely from 1913, although it’s not totally clear). So happy Caturday! Love Robert Louis Stevenson? Check out some of his writing from NYPL! Or, if you want to do some serious research, the Library’s Berg Collection has some of Robert Louis Stevenson’s papers. Cool, right?
Cat Number One is all, “Oh SNAP.”
Portrait of two funny cats, undated. Source: Corbis.