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The narrator can hardly believe his luck at landing this transcript. 

From the insanely wonderful British Pathé archive, now on YouTube.

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.

NYT’s 6th Floor has this wonderful little video and article on Walter Chandoha, one of my all-time-favorite cat photographers. (Thanks to my friend Kelly Jean for the link!)
natgeofound:

Cat and white rat abide in peace. When different species grow up together, they often lose their enmity, April 1964. Photograph by Walter Chandoha, National Geographic

NYT’s 6th Floor has this wonderful little video and article on Walter Chandoha, one of my all-time-favorite cat photographers. (Thanks to my friend Kelly Jean for the link!)

natgeofound:

Cat and white rat abide in peace. When different species grow up together, they often lose their enmity, April 1964. Photograph by Walter Chandoha, National Geographic

Katje in fototoestel (kitten in camera), undated, by Willem van de Poll (1895-1970). Source: Nationaal Archief (The Netherlands).

Katje in fototoestel (kitten in camera), undated, by Willem van de Poll (1895-1970). Source: Nationaal Archief (The Netherlands).

Flu epidemic, Dublin, California. Source: Collection of the Dublin Heritage Museum, via Calisphere.

By 1919, the influenza pandemic killed between 20 and 40 million people. So great was the fear of contracting this deadly virus that people as far away as Dublin took whatever precautions they could to protect themselves.

Flu epidemic, Dublin, California. Source: Collection of the Dublin Heritage Museum, via Calisphere.

By 1919, the influenza pandemic killed between 20 and 40 million people. So great was the fear of contracting this deadly virus that people as far away as Dublin took whatever precautions they could to protect themselves.

My dream man? My dream office? Both.
Guy Bogart in 1955, sitting and working at his desk at 545 Euclid Ave. Source: Beaumont (California) Library District, via Calisphere.

Guy Bogart is seen here hard at work at his desk. By the many pictures and figurines of cats on and around his desk, it is evident that Bogart is quite the admirer of cats. In 1924 Guy Bogart was elected to the Beaumont City Council, and belonged to virtually every other organization in the town of Beaumont. Bogart also served as the Mayor of Beaumont and the President of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

More about Guy here.

My dream man? My dream office? Both.

Guy Bogart in 1955, sitting and working at his desk at 545 Euclid Ave. Source: Beaumont (California) Library District, via Calisphere.

Guy Bogart is seen here hard at work at his desk. By the many pictures and figurines of cats on and around his desk, it is evident that Bogart is quite the admirer of cats. In 1924 Guy Bogart was elected to the Beaumont City Council, and belonged to virtually every other organization in the town of Beaumont. Bogart also served as the Mayor of Beaumont and the President of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

More about Guy here.

Unknown photographer, 1928: 

Image of two kittens, mascots for a fire station, sitting in a firefighter helmet. A firefighter is holding the helmet upside-down, standing on a sidewalk in Chicago, Illinois.

DN-0086445, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum. Via the Library of Congress American Memory site.

Unknown photographer, 1928: 

Image of two kittens, mascots for a fire station, sitting in a firefighter helmet. A firefighter is holding the helmet upside-down, standing on a sidewalk in Chicago, Illinois.

DN-0086445, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum. Via the Library of Congress American Memory site.

“'Tarzan,” 180 pound great dane; ‘Happy,’ kitten,” May 1951. Source: Los Angeles Examiner Collection, Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California.

'Tarzan,” 180 pound great dane; ‘Happy,’ kitten,” May 1951. Source: Los Angeles Examiner Collection, Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California.

Cats drink from bowls where goldfish swim around unconcerned and in no danger,” 1952. Source: Los Angeles Examiner Collection, Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California.

No. 1. ‘Francis’ (the cat) quenches thirst while ‘Toby’ (the goldfish) swims nonchalantly under tongue. ‘Francis’ disdains drinking from dish on floor, prefers to lap water from ‘Toby’s’ bowl and never molests fish. This has been going for several months in the home of Tamara Lee, 11, 3702 Dolphin Street, San Pedro, whose pets they are.

No. 2. ‘Blondie’ (the cat) and ‘Willie’ (the fish) likewise get along without fish becoming a ‘snack.’

“‘Tippytoes,’ mother cat, and her two kittens in teacup.”  April 1958. Source: Los Angeles Examiner Collection, Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California.

“‘Tippytoes,’ mother cat, and her two kittens in teacup.”  April 1958. Source: Los Angeles Examiner Collection, Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California.