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
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.
Image: Amy Carter poses with her doll house and cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang, 02/03/1978. Source: U.S. National Archives.
Nat Farbman: Dutch billiards prodigy Renske Quax feeding cream to his cat. Haarlem, the Netherlands, 1953. Source: LIFE Photo Archive.
Little girl and her cat, ca. 1900. Source: Corbis.
From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.
"Wie z’n muur is dit?" (I believe that’s Dutch for "Whose wall is this?")
Photograph by Wallace Kirkland, Illinois, 1945. Source: LIFE Photo Archive.
Two young girls from inner city of Chicago playing with kittens and talking to a farmer during their stay on a farm that is part of the “Adventures in Brotherhood” experiment being conducted by a Presbyterian church.
"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).