Flashback Friday: Hold It!

A police officer stops traffic so that a mother cat can cross an NYC street with her kitten, ca. 1925“A policeman in 1925 stopping traffic for a mother cat carrying her kitten in her mouth. Photo: Harry Warnecke/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.” (Vintag.es.)

Flashback Friday: 1927 Police Lineup

HEC/34500/34539a.tif“OK m’am- take your time. Don’t worry, they can’t see you- only you can see them. One-way glass, y’see. Give each suspect a good, long look. Which of ’em snatched your purse?”

(“Washington, D.C., 1927. ‘NO CAPTION (puppies).’ Where’s Harry Frees when you need him? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. ” –Shorpster.)

Flashback Friday With The Duke & Duchess

dukeduchess“The Duke (1894 to 1972) and Duchess, (1896 to 1986) of Windsor with Dizzy by, Dorothy Wilding, 1955″ (Mashable.)

Flashback Friday: Window Dreaming

SHORPY_8d28566a“May 1943. ‘Woman and her dog in the Harlem section.’ Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information.” –Shorpy McShorpersons.

Flashback Friday: Spirit Of ’76 (And ’64)

“Hello Cute Overload, here’s a photo of myself on the right, sister Cindy in the middle holding our cat Faux Pas and sister Karen on the left back in 1964. Then the bottom photo is Faux Pas and me back in 1976. I’m 16 and she’s 14. Faux Pas lived to be 18. She was one of the ‘girls.’ Love your website. It brings me joy every time I look at it. Be good and take care, Heidi H.”

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Flashback Friday: Mooo-ve Over

07-5127501er Mars 1931, Paris. Photo © Ministère de la Culture – Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/André Kertész. Soumis par Vajda.

Flashback Friday: Snow Bowl

Cats at Elden's - March 16 1952“Cats at Elden’s, March 16, 1952.” Photo by Hubert Tuttle, as seen on Shorpy McShorpersons, (where we also stole borrowed the headline.)

Flashback Friday: Etti-Cat

P5260727Check out these New York City subway signs from the 1960s. The Gothamist.com article says Etti-Cat was introduced in 1962 “when marijuana use was on the rise,” and Etti’s primary job was to discourage subway graffiti.

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Etti-Cat wrote a book, too.

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Featured photo from this blog; others first spotted at The Gothamist.com.

Flashback Friday: Backyard Banjo Buddies

d1db0ee8b1fc957b53ffd516978bf82fFrom Pinterest: no other historical deets available. A Smedley spot.

Welcome to Flashback Friday! Coming up shortly: a Talking Cat from The Big J (honest,) a South Korean Sheep Café (honest) and…the return of Nudibranchs!

Flashback Friday: Three’s Company

1504947_10152544559161338_972850151005310627_n“Késő Esti Mosoly/Late Night Smile.” From Facebook. Fotó: Toni Schneiders: Familienbild, Lübeck, 1950. From Vajda B.

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