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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TRAVEL TO NIMES, FRANCE: 1926

Cats

The Guitar Lesson: 1940

The Guitar Lesson: 1940

August 1940. "Farmer playing guitar on the porch in the evening. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Black Cat: 1936

The Black Cat: 1936

Summer 1936. "Cat on porch of a sharecropper's cabin, Hale County, Alabama." Photo by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Family Portrait: 1915

Family Portrait: 1915

From ca. 1915 we bring you the John Doe family and their cat. 5x7 glass negative from that dusty box in Grandma's attic to an estate sale to you. View full size.

 

Hello Kitty: 1958

Hello Kitty: 1958

Chicago circa 1958. "American Cancer Society -- Circus lion tamer." Would you take a check? 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Archive. View full size.

 

Tarzan at Home: 1948

Tarzan at Home: 1948

Los Angeles, 1948. "Actor Lex Barker and his family -- wife Constance Rhodes Thurlow, son Alexander Crichlow Barker III, and daughter Lynn Thurlow Barker with their dog and cat." From photos by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Princeton-Bred Tarzan." View full size.

Snow Bowl: 1952

Snow Bowl: 1952

"Cats at Elden's -- March 16, 1952." The latest installment of Minnesota Koda­chromes stars two frosty felines. Photo by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

        On his eighth birthday, Shorpy wishes all a Happy Valentine's Day, and raises his paw in a toast you -- yes, YOU -- for the comments and contributions that have kept us going over the years.

Circa 1914. "Cats in costume at birthday party with cake." Photo by Harry W. Frees, whose oddball oeuvre both delights and appalls. View full size.

 
 
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