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Cat Confronts Two Dogs (Lawrence, Kansas, 1950) by Lou Horacek on Flickr.

Cat Confronts Two Dogs (Lawrence, Kansas, 1950) by Lou Horacek on Flickr.

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

“The guys hold a card game,” Chicago, ca. 1928. Source: Corbis.
© Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis

The guys hold a card game,” Chicago, ca. 1928. Source: Corbis.

© Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis

Right on Target by ColoradoStateUniversity on Flickr.

Woman milking a cow, State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), circa 1921.

Apparently, doing this is/was a THING. Check out Nat Farbman’s photos of Blackie and Brownie catching squirts, from LIFE, 1954.

Right on Target by ColoradoStateUniversity on Flickr.

Woman milking a cow, State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), circa 1921.

Apparently, doing this is/was a THING. Check out Nat Farbman’s photos of Blackie and Brownie catching squirts, from LIFE, 1954.

"Puppy leading pony cart carrying three kittens," by Harry Whittier Frees, ca. 1914. Via Shorpy.

"Puppy leading pony cart carrying three kittens," by Harry Whittier Frees, ca. 1914. Via Shorpy.

Red Kerce: "Mittens" and Southern toad watching each other, October 23, 1953. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.

Red Kerce: "Mittens" and Southern toad watching each other, October 23, 1953. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1944. Source: LIFE photo archive, hosted by Google.

Author W. Somerset Maugham (L) sitting with poet Max Eastman (R) and holding ‘Celestial’ and ‘Thistle,’ Eastman’s Persian cats, with ‘Frosting,’ Eastman’s white collie, at their side during Maugham’s summer on Cape Cod.

Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1944. Source: LIFE photo archive, hosted by Google.

Author W. Somerset Maugham (L) sitting with poet Max Eastman (R) and holding ‘Celestial’ and ‘Thistle,’ Eastman’s Persian cats, with ‘Frosting,’ Eastman’s white collie, at their side during Maugham’s summer on Cape Cod.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

Page from a delightful children’s book I found in a used book store. 
Dancing Perch: Folk Songs and Ditties (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974). Compiled by N. Kolpakova; translated from the Russian by Fainna Solasko; drawings by Yuri Vasnetsov.
P.S. Animalarium has a wonderful post on Yuri Vasnetsov.

Page from a delightful children’s book I found in a used book store. 

Dancing Perch: Folk Songs and Ditties (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974). Compiled by N. Kolpakova; translated from the Russian by Fainna Solasko; drawings by Yuri Vasnetsov.

P.S. Animalarium has a wonderful post on Yuri Vasnetsov.