A Brief History of Photography in 14 Cat Pics

Victorian cat pics, cats in color, lolcats and more

Credit Harry Pointer, ca 1870s. Public Domain.

Pre-Photography

The Tomb of Nebamun (ca. 1400 BCE) Photo: Albertis Window [Public Domain]
Cats in the Garden, by Mao Yi, 12th century (Courtesy Wikimedia/Public Domain)

The First True Cat Pic

Public domain image via Harvard Houghton Library

Cat Pics Get Funny

One of Pointer’s cats. Public Domain.
Pointer cat captioned “The Photographer”. Public Domain.
From the New York Public Library/Public Domain.

Cat Pics Get Personal

Credit Gado Images, ca mid 20th century

Cats in Color

Credit Gado Images, ca. 1966
Credit Gado Images, ca 1970s
Credit Gado Images, ca 1970s
Credit Gado Images, 1966

Cats Go Digital

Photo by Yancyfry jr/Creative Commons via Wikimedia

Cat Pics Go Social

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