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10+ Adorable Photos of Cats From The Past

Even in the 1870s, humans were obsessed with ridiculous photos of cats


This daguerreotype (catuerreotype?) dates from around 1840s

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Little Girls Holding 2 Cats, the 1860s

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Mark Twain with Kittens

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Daguerreotype portrait of a man posing with a cat, c. 1840’s/1850’s.

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Harry Pointer’s Brighton Cats

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Herding cats is hard enough, but posing them? c. 1914

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oldest cat photos

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This is one of the oldest photographs of a cat ever taken

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The Tiniest Member of the Royal Navy with His Pals, 1941

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Proof That Bed Thieving Is Nothing New for Kitty Kind

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The 1927 Story of a Paris Obstetrician and His Glasses-Wearing Cat

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Sailor and Sea Kitties, 1910

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