previous cats and cats from the past
cats with ladies
cats with gentlemen
cats with children
cats with people you might have heard of
cats in the military
cats at sea
cartoons, art, and illustration
cats on matchboxes
cats wearing bows
possibly not okay and/or sad
how not to hold a cat
find the cat
a kitten in a maze
a cat falling in slow motion
a swimming cat
my pet lion
the adventures of sam
gjon mili's cat blackie
monkey the cat and his hats
rabougri: chat de gouttiere
black cat auditions for tales of terror
los angeles cat show
the krueger family
the trimpey family
cats in baskets and other containers
cats in motion
cats in labs
cats in wisconsin
cats in people clothes and/or doing people things
cats and dairy
cats and corn
cats and yarn
cats and non-cats
The rescued crew of the schooner “Maldaava” aboard the S.S. “Circassia” after their ship hit an iceberg, 1896. Source: Museum of the City of New York.
Sam Hood took some of my favorite photos on this site.
Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Sam Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families. This photograph depicts a ship’s cat on the PAMIR, one of the largest commercial sailing ships on world routes. Cargoes of grain provided happy hunting grounds.
The four-masted German barque was the flagship for Sydney’s Australia Day regatta, which was held on the public holiday on 27 January 1947. The vessel, along with a naval gunboat, was moored at Kurraba Point and acted as the starting and finishing line for some 2,000 participants of the 111th Anniversary Regatta.
Would you trust this character to steer your ship?
“Animals on Board.” Undated, unknown photographer. Source: University of Wisconsin—LaCrosse, Special Collections, via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
A large cat sitting on the actual pilot wheel in the interior of the pilot house of an unidentified boat.
“Animals on board,” undated. Source: UW La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photographs Collection, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse Special Collections.
Two roustabouts on the Showboat Bart with a turtle and a cat
“Ship’s cat being compensated for his tour of duty on the Commodore.” No date, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.
Nina Leen, Swimming Cat, undated. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
Lyonel Feininger: [Julia Feininger with kitten rescued from drowning, Deep, Baltic Coast], 1934. Source: Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum.
From “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat” in The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses by Edward Lear. Drawings by L. Leslie Brooke. Via Internet Archive.
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.