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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.

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.

Neal Douglass: Photograph of a small kitten playing with a bug. August 1, 1949. Source: Neal Douglass Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Austin, Texas. Via The Portal to Texas History.

Neal Douglass: Photograph of a small kitten playing with a bug. August 1, 1949. Source: Neal Douglass Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Austin, Texas. Via The Portal to Texas History.

George Silk, Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

George Silk, Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

CAT PLAYS TABLE-TENNIS!Source: janwillemsen on Flickr.

CAT PLAYS TABLE-TENNIS!

Source: janwillemsen on Flickr.

Source: National Portrait Gallery, London.
holdthisphoto:

Illustrator Erica Macdonald, 1947
by John Gay

Source: National Portrait Gallery, London.

holdthisphoto:

Illustrator Erica Macdonald, 1947

  • by John Gay
Brassaï: “Les équilibristes, montreur de foire avec chat et rat blanc,” ca. 1930.  Source: Réunion des musées nationaux.

Brassaï: “Les équilibristes, montreur de foire avec chat et rat blanc,” ca. 1930.  Source: 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.

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.

Eadweard Muybridge, from Animal locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, 1872-1885.  Source: Boston Public Library on Flickr.

Eadweard Muybridge, from Animal locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, 1872-1885.  Source: Boston Public Library on Flickr.



This has been logged somewhere in the “Crimes Against Tabbies (and Chihuahuas)” dossier.
Postcard from 1989. Source: the ghost of me on Flickr.

This has been logged somewhere in the “Crimes Against Tabbies (and Chihuahuas)” dossier.

Postcard from 1989. Source: the ghost of me on Flickr.