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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.

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

Two cats pose in the breech of a 4” caliber naval gun of an unidentified ship prior to World War One.

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

Two cats pose in the breech of a 4” caliber naval gun of an unidentified ship prior to World War One.

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

War Veteran “Pooli,” who rates three service ribbons and four battle stars, shows she can still get into her old uniform as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. The cat served aboard an attack transport during World War II. 

Los Angeles, 1959. 

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

War Veteran “Pooli,” who rates three service ribbons and four battle stars, shows she can still get into her old uniform as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. The cat served aboard an attack transport during World War II.

Los Angeles, 1959. 

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.

For Veterans Day. A day late! 
sailor and cat by marilyn_cvitanic on Flickr.

For Veterans Day. A day late! 

sailor and cat by marilyn_cvitanic on Flickr.

Loomis Dean: Private Floyd Humeston walking pet lion Fagen on leash at beach, 1951. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Loomis Dean: Private Floyd Humeston walking pet lion Fagen on leash at beach, 1951. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

collective-history:

An officer of 444 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), smokes a pipe as he supervises a kitten balancing on a 12 inch gun shell near Arras, 19 July 1918

collective-history:

An officer of 444 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), smokes a pipe as he supervises a kitten balancing on a 12 inch gun shell near Arras, 19 July 1918

(via weirdvintage)

Time to play “Find the Cat: Civil War Edition.”
Image: Officers at headquarters by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

Photographer: Brady, Mathew, 1823 (ca.) - 1896 Coverage Dates: ca. 1860 - ca. 1865

Time to play “Find the Cat: Civil War Edition.”

Image: Officers at headquarters by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

Photographer: Brady, Mathew, 1823 (ca.) - 1896

Coverage Dates: ca. 1860 - ca. 1865