Cats and Dogs Dressed as People (1910s)

Cats and Dogs Dressed as People (1910s)


Harry Whittier Frees (1879–1953) was an American photographer who created novelty postcards and children’s books based on his photographs of live, posed animals. He dressed the animals and posed them in human situations with props, often with captions; these can be seen as progenitors of modern lolcats.

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The Aviator. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Ten pins. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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The fiddler. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Ready for bed. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Making a date. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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The cook. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Weighing the baby. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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The Wedding. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Watering the flowers. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Planting time. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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When bedtime comes. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Fire! # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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Hanging up the wash. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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A hungry bunch. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress

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The Woodcutter. # Harry Whittier Frees/Library of Congress


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