Flashback Friday

Ever since wayyy back in 2002, March has been National Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig-Month. Here we see how guinea piggehs have been spreading the cute since at least the 1950s.

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1950s Guinea Pig with girl. From the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo Resource Library.

Flashback Friday

Dear peeps of Cute Overload, may we introduce to you, the real Peter Rabbit. Formally known as, Benjamin Bouncer.

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We think you may share a similar passion for cute disapproval. And, Benjamin might quite like to hear about your nomming of earses. Please, enjoy yourselves while we prepare tea.

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Found these charming pics of Beatrix Potter with her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, 1891, via Retronaut.

Flashback Friday

A kangaroo’s dream come true!!!

In the 1950s, Mr. George Nissen, inventor of the trampoline, jumped on a trampoline with a kangaroo in Central Park, New York.

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As a publicity stunt to introduce the trampoline, Nissen hired a kangaroo for a photoshoot in Central Park, New York. The stunt was a success. He started bouncing at one end of the trampoline to get the kangaroo bouncing at the other. Then Nissen timed his jumps so he and the kangaroo would be in mid-air together for the photos.

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Source: Boston.com, The New Yorker, various. Not Boing Boing, strangely!

24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day Flashback @ 6:05a PT

Ah, that first crush, that first kiss, that first loff, that first Valentine. Remember?
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24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day continues…

Flashback Friday

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99 bottles of meelk,
Knock one down, drink it all,
98 bottles of meelk gonna fall!

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A kitten is surrounded by milk bottles bigger than he is. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1964. Via Vintage Everyday.

Flashback Friday

A throwback to the early 1900s, when OMGPonies!!11!!!1!!!! was in its hay day.

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Vintage photo of small child helping feed a horse. From Portraits of the Vester and Whiting Families and other members of the American Colony in Jerusalem between 1905 and 1913. Via Beverly’s Flickr.

Flashback Friday

“This home movie clip begs the question, why did we ever stop playing with baby raccoons? My husband found this vintage cute on YouTube where it says, “This is from a collection of 16mm home movies purchased at a flea market. It appears to be 1960s era Kodachrome.” -Megan M.

“Kodachro-oh-ome! You give us those nice bright colors, you give us the greens of summers, makes you think all the world’s sunny day. Oh yeah!”

If you don’t know what Kodachrome is, it was color camera film. And if you don’t know what camera film is, well, get offa my lawn! (shakes cane).

Lyrics by Paul Simon, and if you don’t know who that is then – gah.

Flashback Friday

Toto and Dorothy. The early years.

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Study of a small girl with a prize Scottish (Skye or Cairn) Terrier, c. 1935. Photo by Sam Hood, State Library of New South Wales.

Flashback Friday

In the 1950s and 60s we had Audrey Hepburn and Hollywood’s Golden Age. Then the New Age of Hollywood appeared.

In 1959, this little deer named Pippin was definitely in the right day and age.

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On the movie set of Green Mansions, via Buzzfeed.

Flashback Friday

Interspecies snorgling, 1940s style!

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Worry Wart, the cat, and Pest, the goat, taking a break on the back porch in Melrose, New Mexico, 1943. Photo by Lois M. via Vintage Pets.