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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.

Happy 100th birthday, William S. Burroughs.Image via VICE: The Cat Offers Itself.

Happy 100th birthday, William S. Burroughs.

Image via VICE: The Cat Offers Itself.

My uncle, Bryan Hart, with Peter Sneaky, ca. 1958. Probably taken in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.

My uncle, Bryan Hart, with Peter Sneaky, ca. 1958. Probably taken in New Marlborough, Massachusetts.

“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

Noel Robinson and Bill Reed with cats, 1915. Source: The City of Vancouver Archives. Reference code CVA 677-423. 
Via AuthentiCity: The City of Vancouver Archives Blog’s Cats in the Archives post.

Noel Robinson and Bill Reed with cats, 1915. Source: The City of Vancouver Archives. Reference code CVA 677-423. 

Via AuthentiCity: The City of Vancouver Archives Blog’s Cats in the Archives post.

Don’t worry; he’s not next. He’s just helping.
A cat sits on a butcher’s cart in a street in Ireland, ca. 1930. Photograph by Sean Sexton.  Source: Corbis.
©Sean Sexton Collection/CORBIS

Don’t worry; he’s not next. He’s just helping.

A cat sits on a butcher’s cart in a street in Irelandca. 1930. Photograph by Sean Sexton.  Source: Corbis.

©Sean Sexton Collection/CORBIS

See: 10 Things Socks The Cat Was Too Cool For.
Photo: Visiting the U.S. Soldiers and Airmen’s Home, 9/16/1993. Source: National Archives (ARC Identifier 3578323), via Public Domain Images Online.

See: 10 Things Socks The Cat Was Too Cool For.

Photo: Visiting the U.S. Soldiers and Airmen’s Home, 9/16/1993. Source: National Archives (ARC Identifier 3578323), via Public Domain Images Online.

Apprentice on SS UMBALLA with a kitten, 1910s by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

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 an apprentice on the British India Line steamer UMBALLA nursing a kitten. For more information see Patricia Miles’ article Little Shipmates in Signals 82, 2008, pp 34-35. This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

Apprentice on SS UMBALLA with a kitten, 1910s by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

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 an apprentice on the British India Line steamer UMBALLA nursing a kitten.

For more information see Patricia Miles’ article Little Shipmates in Signals 82, 2008, pp 34-35.

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

Clearly, this cat assumes it’s for him.
A man makes a miniature of an English crown while a cat watches. Photograph by David Boyer for National Geographic, 1953. Via Corbis.
© David Boyer/National Geographic Society/Corbis

Clearly, this cat assumes it’s for him.

A man makes a miniature of an English crown while a cat watches. Photograph by David Boyer for National Geographic, 1953. Via Corbis.

© David Boyer/National Geographic Society/Corbis