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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    This comical image is from the 1915 book "The Little Folks of Animal Land," by Harry Whittier Frees. He created images with animals, mostly kittens recreating everyday life scenarios. These were famously popular as postcards and posters at the turn of the century. This image was titled "Lily Bufkins Cuts a Wisdom Tooth."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Rosie Bufkins Gave Jennie an Airing."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "See the kitten, full of fun."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    This photograph is from the 1915 book "The Little Folks of Animal Land," by Harry Whittier Frees. He created images with animals, mostly kittens recreating everyday life scenarios. This one was called "Purra Plays a Joke on Prowler."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    This is a 1905 postcard by Harry Whittier Frees. It was titled "What's Delaying My Dinner?"
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Frowler was punished."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Rosie and Jennie Took a Cat-Nap."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    This picture by Harry Whittier Frees was called "Mrs. Bufkins had a Busy Day."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Prowler Upsets the Cocoanut."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Mrs. Bufkins Takes Barker's Place."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Playtime," circa 1914.
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Rosie was a patient model."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Prowler and Purra Try the Jam."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Resting in the Hammock."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    Another image from the 1915 book "The Little Folks of Animal Land," by Harry Whittier Frees. This picture was titled "The Bufkins Twins Were Swinging."
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  • Novelty Cat Images From The Turn of the Century

    "Fighting the Flames."
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