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Source: National Portrait Gallery, London.
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Illustrator Erica Macdonald, 1947
by John Gay

Source: National Portrait Gallery, London.

holdthisphoto:

Illustrator Erica Macdonald, 1947

  • by John Gay
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.

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.

“Food writer Clementine Paddleford sitting at desk w. pet cat sitting on her folders close by, prob. in apt.” New York, 1958, unknown photographer. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Food writer Clementine Paddleford sitting at desk w. pet cat sitting on her folders close by, prob. in apt.” New York, 1958, unknown photographer. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Ted Thai, Actor Morgan Freeman posing w. pet cat at home in NYC, 1990. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Ted Thai, Actor Morgan Freeman posing w. pet cat at home in NYC, 1990. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

I wish there was a setting on Tumblr for “Automatically reblog NYPL’s Caturday posts.”
nypl:

It’s an avant garde kind of Caturday. Check out this photo of famed composer and musical innovator John Cage — whose 100th birthday was last Tuesday — with a very cute black cat. When you’re done with that, download The New York Public Library’s new iBook about Cage, which is totally free and features videos, unique images, rare Cage manuscript material and more (it’s part of the Library’s free iBook series, Point - check them all out). When you’re done with that, then go to The Library’s amazing John Cage Unbound project, a living archive of narrated performance videos by professional musicians, students, and performers - you can watch, listen to, and compare artistic interpretations. You can also get an up-close look at rare John Cage manuscripts, which are housed at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Once you’ve done all that and are totally inspired, submit your own video. Happy Caturday!

I wish there was a setting on Tumblr for “Automatically reblog NYPL’s Caturday posts.”

nypl:

It’s an avant garde kind of Caturday. Check out this photo of famed composer and musical innovator John Cage — whose 100th birthday was last Tuesday — with a very cute black cat. When you’re done with that, download The New York Public Library’s new iBook about Cage, which is totally free and features videos, unique images, rare Cage manuscript material and more (it’s part of the Library’s free iBook series, Point - check them all out). When you’re done with that, then go to The Library’s amazing John Cage Unbound project, a living archive of narrated performance videos by professional musicians, students, and performers - you can watch, listen to, and compare artistic interpretations. You can also get an up-close look at rare John Cage manuscripts, which are housed at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Once you’ve done all that and are totally inspired, submit your own video. Happy Caturday!

Poet Rod McKuen playing record on stereo set while pet Siamese cat nuzzles his face affectionately. Ralph Crane, San Francisco, 1967. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Poet Rod McKuen playing record on stereo set while pet Siamese cat nuzzles his face affectionately. Ralph Crane, San Francisco, 1967. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Painter Leonor Fini sitting in studio and holding cat in her lap. John Phillips, 1947. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Painter Leonor Fini sitting in studio and holding cat in her lap. John Phillips, 1947. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.