Classic Kitties in Film


Thought Catalog recently published "21 Pictures of Cats Being Awsome Way Before the Internet Existed" and the title speaks for itself. Before cats dominated YouTube and desired cheezburgers, lovely felines were the darlings of analogue cameras. Check out the vintage kitties here!

Who knew that before heaters, refrigerators, laptops, and iPads, cats liked to play on icy boats? Here’s a cat learning how to sail, a kitten on an ice ship (1902), and a cat cradled in a sailor’s arms (1940). Also, little critters in muzzles of guns aboard the HMS Hawkins (1919).

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Forget milk and string. Cats of the past enjoyed two things: beer and jazz. (And Charles Lindbergh circa 1930s?)

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Most of all, they loved getting their photographs taken!

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Or not.

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Don’t worry, dear Lomographers aka cat people. We’ve got more photos of your favourite felines in film. Meow meow meow!

Sourced from Thought Catalog.

Fisheye One Hello Kitty takes the super colourful circular shots in 35mm. This special edition is a must-have for every fan of Sanrio’s feline icon, Hello Kitty. See it with the rest of our Fisheye cameras here!

written by denisesanjose on 2012-06-25 in #news #analogue-photography #thought-catalog #cats #vintage #black-and-white


  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    My grandfather could walk his cat on a leash and the cat liked it.

  2. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    adorable collection of cat photographs!

  3. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Meow :)

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