Happy New Year! (Mieow!)

Always fascinating to look back into history and find out that all new things are well forgotten old ones. We don’t get tired by celebrating New Year (OK, we do, but we forget about the tiredness after a year and celebrate it again). Such appears also to be the case with (modern European) humans’ fascination with cuteness and ridicule, in the shape of cats. The Internet today is replete with photos of cats, but this is nothing new, as these photos from the 1870s testify:

Source: http://io9.com/5900334/even-in-the-1870s-humans-were-obsessed-with-ridiculous-photos-of-cats

A happy new year! (Click on image to visit a fascinating photo gallery)


Categories: The Idle Ethnographer, Visual Sociology

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