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My mom at home in Hartford, CT: packed and ready to leave for Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Fall 1965.

My mom at home in Hartford, CT: packed and ready to leave for Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Fall 1965.

Let’s Not Forget That ’70s White House Cat. 
Image: Amy Carter poses with her doll house and cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang, 02/03/1978. Source: U.S. National Archives.

Let’s Not Forget That ’70s White House Cat

Image: Amy Carter poses with her doll house and cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang, 02/03/1978. Source: U.S. National Archives.

"A Paris optician has a cat who sits on his doorstep with sunglasses, and does not throw them off … as an advertisement for his shop." 
Newspaper clipping, 1927. Image (and translation) from janwillemsen on Flickr.

"A Paris optician has a cat who sits on his doorstep with sunglasses, and does not throw them off … as an advertisement for his shop." 

Newspaper clipping, 1927. Image (and translation) from janwillemsen on Flickr.

Harold W. Scheffler: Photograph of Anne Scheffler with cats at Hopongo (New Paradise), Rendova, October 1967. Source: UC San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library, via Calisphere.
P.S.: VCL.

Harold W. Scheffler: Photograph of Anne Scheffler with cats at Hopongo (New Paradise), Rendova, October 1967. Source: UC San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library, via Calisphere.

P.S.: VCL.

Richard Parks: Portrait of Susan Parks with her daughter Leslie and cats. Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1974. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.

Richard Parks: Portrait of Susan Parks with her daughter Leslie and cats. Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1974. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.

Kim Novak (via). Unsure of the date or photographer. Anyone know?

Kim Novak (via). Unsure of the date or photographer. Anyone know?

James Whitmore: Monkey, The Cat & His Hats; January 1949. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

James Whitmore: Monkey, The Cat & His Hats; January 1949. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.