Flashback Friday: Buzzer The Cat, 1912-1916

Buzzer the cat  1912 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/agc.7a16795Great article from Mashable on Gunther The Studio Cat. What’s a “Studio Cat,” you say? A fellow named Arnold Genthe had a NYC portrait studio WAY back in the day…

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..and Buzzer was used as a “prop” with female subjects, to put them at ease.

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Flashback Friday: Front Stoop, 1954

Clipboard01In Noo Yawk, and that’s all we’ve got to go on! Well, the year, the location, AND a pearl-handled revolver in that cowboy belt. The next Hopalong Cassidy? From the Twitter of @AwwwwCats.

Flashback Friday: London, 1930

13th February 1930:  A merry party of prize winning Sealyham Terriers from the  Eastfield Kennels at Bristol , seen here at Crufts Dog Show.  (Photo by Veale/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)“1930; A party of prize winning Sealyham Terriers at the Cruft’s Dog Show in London. Image: Veale/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images.” Via Mashable.

Flashback Friday: J.J. Morgan, 1950

J. J. MorganThere was a 1949 TV show called “A Couple of Joes.” (It only ran from October of 1949 to the summer of 1950; must have been one of the very first shows.) It starred two guys named Joe -geddit? And…a rather dour but friendly doggeh named J.J. Morgan! (Mashable Retronaut.)

J. J. Morgan;Laurie Collier;Bill Grady

Des bébés sur l'herbe avec un chien

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J. J. Morgan;Peggy Martin

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Mike Riley;J. J. Morgan

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Flashback Friday…At The Pearly Gates?

Peter“I don’t know who this man is, but I call him Peter because I envision him being the welcoming committee at the Pearly Gates. ‘Hi. Welcome to Heaven. We have puppies!‘ From my own collection of photos of people I don’t know with their pets. Thank you for the Cute!” -ShaSha.

Flashback Friday

Little-Girl-w-Belt“In Shetland they start knitting early; Little Chrissie Cheyne is wearing a knitting belt. ‘Girl with Cat,’ J. Peterson, 1939-46, © Shetland Museum, Lerwick, Shetland, #P03602.” From Principles Of Knitting.com, surely their first C.O. reference. Sent in by Arne.

Flashback Friday: The Man In Black

johnny-cash-holding-kitten-johnny-cash-holding-kitten-demotivational-posters-1361235135Johnny Cash with kitteh: unknown source and year.

Flashback Friday! (Probably The Oldest Ever!)

(c) English Heritage, Kenwood; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation“Joseph Wright of Derby. Two Girls Dressing a Kitten by Candlelight. c. 1768-70.” Michael S. says “Stumbled across this while searching for candlelit paintings. Seems about right for Cute Overload- possibly Flashback Friday?”

Flashback Friday II: Retro BUB

Let’s take ‘er back to 2011- when Bub was adopted– this is her second day home with her new hoomin can opener. GOOD JOB, BUB!

Flashback Friday: Happy 70th Birthday, Steve Martin

Steve-Martin-1969-with-Cat“How many people have cats? One, two, three, four- OK, ten. Now, let me ask you this….do you trust ’em? Because I gotta get a pair of cat handcuffs, and I gotta get ’em right away.”

From Steve Martin’s A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978.) Feature photo from 1969, Pikture Planet.com.

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