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Cats

Kittycat Express: 1914

Kittycat Express: 1914

1914. "Kittens in costume riding miniature locomotive." And it seems like just yesterday (or last week) that these guys were being pushed around in a stroller -- they grow up so fast. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

All My Kittens: 1914

All My Kittens: 1914

From almost 100 years ago: "Dog in costume of dress and lady's hat pushing cart with three kittens." Middle Kitten is quite the trouper, having appeared in several other pictures in this series by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Kitty Hawk: 1914

Kitty Hawk: 1914

Circa 1914. "Cat in costume piloting toy airplane." Photo by Harry W. Frees, the Ansel Adams of feline kitsch. Or would that be catsch? View full size.

 

The Cat's Pajamas: 1914

The Cat's Pajamas: 1914

1914. "Cat in housedress costume at clothesline with basket of laundry." Felis domestica doesn't get much more domestic than this. Photo by that wittiest of Whittiers, Harry Whittier Frees. View full size.

 

The Kittens of War: 1914

The Kittens of War: 1914

Launching a 10-pound furball into Puppy Camp!

1914. "Cats in coveralls, posed as if firing a toy cannon." It looks like nappy-time for Bottom Gun. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Domestic Cats: 1914

Domestic Cats: 1914

Two things you cannot escape:

        1. The Spanish Inquisition.
        2. The costumed cats of Harry W. Frees

1914. "Kittens in costume preparing to make tea with kettle boiling on toy stove." Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Hybrid Power: 1914

Hybrid Power: 1914

1914. "Kitten in costume on mule pulling kitten in toy touring car." Our weekly dose of the KONRSVW. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 
 
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