Posted 5 years ago
This large mounted image of a contemplative man holding his cat dates from about 1900- 1910.
The man was able to keep his cat perfectly still during the exposure.
Pets are a common photographic subject matter of this era, but cats are much harder to find. I would estimate that for every 50 dog photographs that I encounter, I might find one cat.
The mount is unmarked, so the location and identity of the photographer and his subject are unknown.
Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.