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Studio portrait of four kittens on a carpeted stool, ca. 1895-1925. Compton’s Studio, Brigham City, Utah.
Source: Compton’s Studio Photograph Collection; Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library. Via Mountain West Digital Library.

Studio portrait of four kittens on a carpeted stool, ca. 1895-1925. Compton’s Studio, Brigham City, Utah.

Source: Compton’s Studio Photograph Collection; Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library. Via Mountain West Digital Library.

Neal Douglass: Photograph of a small kitten playing with a bug. August 1, 1949. Source: Neal Douglass Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Austin, Texas. Via The Portal to Texas History.

Neal Douglass: Photograph of a small kitten playing with a bug. August 1, 1949. Source: Neal Douglass Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Austin, Texas. Via The Portal to Texas History.

To all my American friends: Hope your day’s like this.
Photo by Harry Whittier Frees, 1914. Via Shorpy.

To all my American friends: Hope your day’s like this.

Photo by Harry Whittier Frees, 1914. Via Shorpy.

A lap with a very serious case of Kitten Head.
Dot with Fluffy by Yvonne Thompson on Flickr.

A lap with a very serious case of Kitten Head.

Dot with Fluffy by Yvonne Thompson on Flickr.

"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.

“Cotton Carnival.” Memphis, Tennessee, May 1940. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. Source: Shorpy.

Cotton Carnival.” Memphis, Tennessee, May 1940. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. Source: Shorpy.

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.

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.

Studio portrait of five kittens on a pedestal, probably taken in Compton’s Photo Studio in Brigham City, Utah. Between 1895 and 1925. Source: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, via Mountain West Digital Library.

Studio portrait of five kittens on a pedestal, probably taken in Compton’s Photo Studio in Brigham City, Utah. Between 1895 and 1925. Source: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, via Mountain West Digital Library.

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.