30 Historical Photos From The ‘Cats Of Yore’ Twitter Archive

Published 6 months ago

Millions of people search for cat content on the internet daily. According to a 2015 survey, 15% of internet traffic is dedicated to cats. As mysterious as cats are, humans find them fascinating because we can’t understand why they do what they do.

The Cats of Yore socials shares interesting snaps of cats that lived in the past. From Smoky, the cat that was saved from an air raid during the blitz and learned to salute from its military rescuers to cats being lowered in baskets from apartment buildings, the photos below give a glimpse at the history of humans and cats.

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#1 Miss Ann Twynam and Smoky. 1943.

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#2 Photo by Anneke Hilhorst, 1973

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#3 Please sir, my apéritifs. 1975.

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#4 Coolest couple in the neighborhood. Photo from my collection, 1937.

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#5 Black cat auditions for the film Tales of Terror, 1961.

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#6 “Sorry, normally I limit this account to domestic cats but I just found this stunning night photo of a Canada Lynx in 1906 that I can’t not share. “

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#7 The grocer’s cat. 1939.

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#8 Notice which person is smiling.

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#9 Smoosh. 1937.

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#10 “A man in Paris carries his cat to a local park, where he’ll play cards with friends.” 1968.

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#11 “The belly! Ca. 1950.”

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#12 Lunch! Ca. 1950s.

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#13 Weather forecast: five clouds! Postcard from my collection, mailed 1907.

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#14 Time for eepy. 1940.

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#15 “Three kittens cuddle in front of a giant fish tank, eyeing a very large grouper” 1952.

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#16 Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck and her cat Patsy. 1910.

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#17 London, 1962.

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#18 What a wonderful kitty face. Leon Levinstein, 1954.

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#19 Stunning. 1943.

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#20 This would have made a much better Sistine Chapel. Ca. 1960.

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#21 Chub snugs. 1963.

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#22 A cat being lowered in a basket. 1933. People used to do this to let cats outside when they lived in apartment buildings. Maybe some people still do? I hope not. It’s cute but doesn’t seem safe.

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#23 GET OFF MY LAWN. 1950.

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#24 “British disc jockey Jack Jackson pictured with his cat ‘Tiddles’ in the studio in May 1951.”

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#25 “Dorothy Van Kleeck with her cat Tommy Toodles” 1914.

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#26 “A cat peers over the top of a Kodak Supermatic camera. ” Ca. 1930.

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#27 Whisky the cat was ‘babysitting’ for young Jaqueline Hewitt’s doll, but found it so comfortable in the pram that he fell asleep on the job.” 1954.

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#28 Business networking. 1946.

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#29 “Helmuth Grandpa Deetjen at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn at Castro Canyon circa 1960.”

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#30 Kitchen helper. 1954.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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