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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WE LOVE PEACE FERVENTLY: CHINA, 1952

Cats

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!

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        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.

 

Family Night: 1957

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Family Night: 1957

December 1957. "Family listening to radio." Mother sewing; Father reading; Sis petting; Junior tuning. 35mm negative by Warren K. Leffler. View full size.

 

Family Farmers: 1936

Family Farmers: 1936

December 1936. "William Helmke, wife, baby, and brother live in one-room shack on ninety-acre farm near Dickens, Iowa, owned by lawyer." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Bright Eyes: 1916

Bright Eyes: 1916

1916. "Dolly sister with Buzzer the cat, portrait photograph." One of the Dolly Sisters (Rose and Jenny), twin vaudeville stars from Budapest who made it big in America. 5x7 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Canary Soup: 1914

Canary Soup: 1914

1914. "Cat wearing apron, stirring pot on miniature stove." As seen on the classic cooking show Kitten Kitchen. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 
 
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