1er Mars 1931, Paris. Photo © Ministère de la Culture – Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/André Kertész. Soumis par Vajda.
“Cats at Elden’s, March 16, 1952.” Photo by Hubert Tuttle, as seen on Shorpy McShorpersons, (where we also
stole borrowed the headline.)
Check 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.
Etti-Cat wrote a book, too.
Featured photo from this blog; others first spotted at The Gothamist.com.
From 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!
“Késő Esti Mosoly/Late Night Smile.” From Facebook. Fotó: Toni Schneiders: Familienbild, Lübeck, 1950. From Vajda B.
Even in New York, you probably don’t see this every day.
“Ruth Jacobi, New York, 1928.” Vajda B. spotted this on Facie Populi.
June 19, 1922. Washington, D.C. “Shelly & Jezebel.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative. From Shorpy McShorpersons, as seen by Smedley.
“Two Serbian children holding a puppy at Sukovo train station, 1950.” From Arne as seen on Retours.eu.
“Kids washing Meerkat. South African children, 1950s.” Sent by Vajda B., from Faciepopuli.com.
[Living room rug, Kitty is wearing an off-the-shoulder pink sweatshirt. Irene Cara’s voice fills the room]
First when there’s nothing…[covers face with paw]
but a slow glowing dreeeam
That your fear seems to hide [look out from under paw]
deep inside…your mind [look at audience meaningfully]
All alone I have cried [trot to edge of rug like gymastics floor exercise]
silent tears full of pride [waves paws over head to ‘heavens’]
In a world made of steel, made of stone [pushes right paw out in a ‘stop right there! move]
[skips to center of rug with one flip] Well I hear the music,
close my eyes, feel the rhythm [cabbage patching]
Wrap around, take a hold of my heart
[Unbelievable fervor of Roger Rabbitting]
What a feline, seein’s believin’
I can have it all, now I’m dancin’ for my life
Take your passion, and make it happen
Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life!!!
[Throwback Thursday Original Posting™ (With 2015 Bonus Music Added.) -Ed.]