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Check out this post I put up on BuzzFeed Community today: 35 Cats at Sea.
Above: Photograph by Beadell, S. J. (Lt.), Royal Navy official photographer, Nov. 1941. From the collections of the Imperial War Museums (item A 6410), via Wikipedia:

A group of sailors surround the ship’s cat “Convoy,” as he sleeps in a miniature hammock on board HMS Hermione. According to the original caption, “Convoy” is in the ship’s book and provided with full kit. The cat obtained his name because of the number of times he accompanied the ship on duty patrols.

More on ships’ cats here.

Check out this post I put up on BuzzFeed Community today: 35 Cats at Sea.

Above: Photograph by Beadell, S. J. (Lt.), Royal Navy official photographer, Nov. 1941. From the collections of the Imperial War Museums (item A 6410), via Wikipedia:

A group of sailors surround the ship’s cat “Convoy,” as he sleeps in a miniature hammock on board HMS Hermione. According to the original caption, “Convoy” is in the ship’s book and provided with full kit. The cat obtained his name because of the number of times he accompanied the ship on duty patrols.

More on ships’ cats here.

Seaman with a cat and kitten, c 1910 by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

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.

Other great photos by Sam Hood here.

Seaman with a cat and kitten, c 1910 by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

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.

Other great photos by Sam Hood 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.

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.

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.

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.

Carl Van Vechten: Robert Downing with his cat, Ginger, October 1959. Source: Museum of the City of New York.

Carl Van Vechten: Robert Downing with his cat, Ginger, October 1959. Source: Museum of the City of New York.

George Silk, Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

George Silk, Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.