Cats and Dogs Dressed as People, 100 Years Ago

Harry Whittier Frees was an American photographer who created novelty postcards and children's books based on his photographs of 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. The books and postcards are both highly collectible today. Frees was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1879, after which his family moved to Oaks, Pennsylvania, where he did his famous works.
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1. The Aviator.




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2. Ten pins.




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3. The fiddler.




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4. Ready for bed.




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5. Making a date.




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6. The cook.




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7. Weighing the baby.




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8. The Wedding.




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9. Watering the flowers.




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10. Planting time.




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11. When bedtime comes.




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12. Fire!




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13. Hanging up the wash.




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14. A hungry bunch.




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15. The Woodcutter.