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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.

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Bonus entertainment

The comments on the Frees photo posts are always a little added bonus. Its amazing how upset people can get about photos of kittens!


Sorry to walk all over your cute fix. These are only cute until you realize that most of the poor animals were either dead or had been heavily drugged. Frees was criticized for this well into the 1920's.

[Spectacularly misinformed, ludicrously incorrect. Do your homework. - Dave]

It's a Purrambulator!


Ho Hum!

Cats: "What's that bright light?"

Dog: "Just the flash, guys. Been there, done that. Boring!" (Yawns; off camera)

[However, Frees didn't use flash, but rather exposed by daylight from the large skylights and windows in his studio. -tterrace]

Our Friday cute overload

Strange how these kitty photos are beginning to grow on me.

Doggy Thoughts

When you least expect it, I'm gonna kill you for this.

I wonder what Mr Rover thought?

He had to know those weren't his kids!

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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