World Cat Day

To celebrate World Cat Day, an overview of the importance of cats in art & life throughout history

An artist’s portrait from Portugal:

Gato (1931), by Ruben Garcia. Centro Português de Fotografia. Link to Finding Aid: http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/PT-00000000447/type/fa/id/PT_SLASH_CPF_SLASH_RUB/unitid/PT_SLASH_CPF_SLASH_RUB_SLASH_0012_SLASH_000008/search/0/gato

A Meisje met kat (Girl with cat) from the Netherlands, 1800-1851

Meisje met kat, 1800-1851, Gelders Archief. Link to Finding Aid: http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/NL-AhGldA/type/fa/id/2039/unitid/2039+-+2234/search/0/kat

Chat Sauvage & Chat Domestique, France

Inventaire des estampes de Mammifères de la Collection de planches séparées de la Bibliothèque centrale du Muséum, Tom I, Pl. 16 : 1 : Le Chat sauvage – 2 : Le Chat domestique (1785 ca), Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. Link to Finding Aid: http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/FR-00000028859/type/fa/id/FR_751059807_MNHN_Icono_EST_ZOO_MAM/unitid/EST+ZOO+M

The White Cat, a Drury Lane pantomime:

“Hélène et son chat” , photograph taken by photographer Fernand Poidevin on the 18 May 1907

Hélène et son chat (1907), Archives départementales de la Somme. Link to Finding AId: http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/FR-FRAD080/type/fa/id/FRAD080_29FI/unitid/29FI620/search/0/cat+gatt_ASTERISK_+chat+macska+kat_ASTERISK_+%CE%B3%CE%AC%CF%84%CE%B1+gat_ASTERISK_

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