Old-Timey Cats

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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
spitalfields nippers
the krueger family
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cats in wisconsin
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Photo by Gloria Freel, 1970s. Corona, California. Source: Corona Public Library, via Calisphere.

Interior of home at West Rancho Road with family cat, Simon.

Photo by Gloria Freel, 1970s. Corona, California. Source: Corona Public Library, via Calisphere.

Interior of home at West Rancho Road with family cat, Simon.

Kim Novak (via). Unsure of the date or photographer. Anyone know?

Kim Novak (via). Unsure of the date or photographer. Anyone know?

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.

"Actor Laurence Olivier relaxing w. his actress wife Vivien Leigh & their Siamese cat in living room at home." Photograph by Hans Wild, London, 1946. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

"Actor Laurence Olivier relaxing w. his actress wife Vivien Leigh & their Siamese cat in living room at home." Photograph by Hans Wild, London, 1946. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

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.

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.

Ad for Gevapan film. Soure: roger.laute on Flickr.
I think this translates from Flemish as: “Gevapan 33 film gives your camera cat eyes.”

Ad for Gevapan film. Soure: roger.laute on Flickr.

I think this translates from Flemish as: “Gevapan 33 film gives your camera cat eyes.”

You got your pipe and your books and your cat. What the fuck else do you need?
Margaret Bourke-White: Portrait of Lord Frederick Leith-Ross, Britain’s Chief Economic Advisor, posing with his beloved Siamese cat in his study at home, 1939. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

You got your pipe and your books and your cat. What the fuck else do you need?

Margaret Bourke-White: Portrait of Lord Frederick Leith-Ross, Britain’s Chief Economic Advisor, posing with his beloved Siamese cat in his study at home, 1939. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

From the book Introducing Cats by Alan C. Jenkins, 1958. Source: janwillemsen on Flickr.

From the book Introducing Cats by Alan C. Jenkins, 1958. Source: janwillemsen on Flickr.

Poet Rod McKuen scanning fan mail at home. Photograph by Ralph Crane, 1967. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Poet Rod McKuen scanning fan mail at home. Photograph by Ralph Crane, 1967. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.