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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.


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Does anyone know?

Someone here mentioned these are 'Stuffed Animals' is that true?

[No. -tterrace]

I gotta admit

that ORIGINALLY, I did not like these pictures; but then, as an amateur photographer, I thought about how much planning and set-up, and patience it must take to get something like this on film. I gotta admit: I would not have the patience to execute something like this. Pictures of my grand-kids, shot on the fly, spur of the moment are my forte.

Keep 'em coming!

Plaid fabric

Mrs. Frees, the costumer, must have had a lot of this fabric. It appears in every picture we've seen so far. Please keep the kitties coming. They're the highlight of my computering week!

[The costumer was, by most accounts, Mr. F's housekeeper. - Dave]

Thanks, Dave, for the correction. I thought I had read it was his mother who sewed for the cats.

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