February 4, 2014

Random Kitties: Christmas 1970

"Joanie, you look so pretty in that Nehru jacket!  Go pose with Mr. Whiskers by the tree."

I am a big fan of "found photos."  

You've heard of this, right?  People go to flea markets and garage sales and buy up old unwanted photographs for their own use and enjoyment.  

At first, I thought this was the saddest pursuit I had ever come across.  Then I changed my mind.  Photos don't have to lose their purpose when they become orphaned; no, instead photos and their subjects find new lives, new appreciation, and no one is forgotten. 

After all, what is a photograph?  I am a person.  I walked on this planet.  I had a life, and someone thought to document a moment of that life, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.  I was here.  

Now I myself am an avid collector.  And the Internet, Pinterest especially, is a fountain of such photos.  My favorites involve people posing with their pets.  Since I am a much-abused human belonging to a cat, I like photos with kitties the best...so much so,   "Random Kitties" is a new category here on this blog.


  1. Looking forward to more random kitties!

  2. Me too. One of my favorite photos is a 1963 print of these two women sitting on chaises with bathing suits on, one with a ridiculous hat, and two men in business suits standing behind them. I have it on a night stand in our guest room, and everyone thinks they're just people from "the other side of the family".

  3. I think we need this photo for a Christmas post at the Hair Hall of Fame,

  4. One of my favorite "found" photo series is on Miss Charm & Poise's Flickr page following the exploits of the "Fashionable Lady" See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/charmandpoise/sets/72157594387802547/