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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.

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.

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.

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.

Richard Parks: Portrait of Susan Parks with her daughter Leslie and cats. Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1974. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.

Richard Parks: Portrait of Susan Parks with her daughter Leslie and cats. Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1974. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.

Photograph of an unidentified woman, in bed, with one cat. Undated. Source: Fedor Stepun Papers, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

With envelope labelled: Amalia.

Photograph of an unidentified woman, in bed, with one cat. Undated. Source: Fedor Stepun PapersGeneral Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

With envelope labelled: Amalia.

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.

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.