Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I have seen numerous vintage photos of dogs and people with dogs, horses, even a bird once, but this is a rare one for me. It’s a photo of a cat grooming itself in what appears to be a mail slot or other type of narrow opening. The photo is from the post 1900s, maybe between 1910-1930 when camera speed and film speed was improving. I have one other photo of a cat, but I think that one was coincidence.

As I make the time to scan photos for our next photo album journey, I have a few interesting photos and other images to keep you entertained. Tune in tomorrow for a very old botanical photo.

5 thoughts on “Vintage Kitty Cat

  1. Cool photo, photographs of animals by themselves are few and far between..especially framed like this one..from 1900 to 1910 perhaps:)


  2. IntenseGuy says:

    I’ve been scratching my head as to what this narrow slot is…

    I still haven’t a guess! I wonder if the cat is “stuck” there.


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      I am picturing some sort of opening in a wall, not unlike a scupper, or possibly a pass thru of some kind?


  3. IntenseGuy says:

    A scupper… now that would make sense – I’ve seen opening like this on front porches to allow rain water to run off the floor – in a cement / stucco house, I can easily picture one that looks like this –

    And perhaps that upside down t-shaped item on the left side is the leg of a rocking chair.


  4. The floor of a stucco balcony or porch with a ledge projecting to allow water to drain. A perfect cat place.


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