Saturday, August 30, 2014

Farm Cat and a 1930 Chevy

 School just started here in Connecticut last Thursday. This photo seemed just the thing today!

It was mentioned that this was a 1930 Chevy...maybe it is.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Punch, Skin, and Trixy

This charming family portrait was taken in 1916.  
They were the Schaeffer family cats. 

 I wonder which one is Skin...
...and why was it named Skin!??

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1946 - Kito Regroups

I think we have all felt like this at one time.
You have been out and about jumping around like a wild kitty, 
being assertive and out going,
 when all of the sudden
 sitting behind a wicker chair
seems a really good idea.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

1916 - Two White Cats at Mrs. Brandt's in Fairbanks, Alaska

This is a beautiful photograph.  Just look at that garden!!!!  

The cats can prowl between the cabbage leaves; an exotic green tangle of giant leaves.  Their long winter in front of the stove can be filled with dreams of the jungle.

 I had to post it large as well so you can explore more easily!

I wonder how many plants Mrs. Brandt had in the house over winter?  She must of tried to have some house plants.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fannie's Herman and Vermin

Fannie took this picture.  Such a look!!

Go to Wikipedia to read more about Fannie.  She was a fascinating woman!!
This was the courtyard where Herman and Vermin reigned supreme.

Frances "Fannie" Benjamin Johnston (15 January 1864 – 16 May 1952) was one of the earliest American female photographers and photojournalists.
"An independent and strong-willed young woman, she wrote articles for periodicals before finding her creative outlet through photography after she was given her first camera by George Eastman, a close friend of the family, and inventor of the new, lighter, Eastman Kodak cameras. She received training in photography and dark-room techniques from Thomas Smillie, director of photography at the Smithsonian."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Whaddya Lookin' At?

So... I'm in a pot.

Bob, the Tabby

This cat has gravitas.

Wonderful! Gentle, Clever Cat...

Great image, isn't it?  Makes me smile every time I look at it.  I get lost in the photo, thinking of what the spotted cat is thinking, feeling the amusement of the person in the window...on and on.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Are We Done Yet??

Cats broadcast impatience better than any creature.

Since cats couldn't care less about having their photo taken most of the time, the smiles of their proud owners are what make me enjoy these photos so much.  

Ah, Summer...Beach Going With The Cat?

This cat is a good sport!

This cat, on the other hand, can not believe what is happening!