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Victorian Photographer Harry Whittier Frees Pioneered Lolcats a Century Ago

Offbeat  (tags: cute photos, cats, 1914, Victorian )

- 715 days ago -
These hilarious photographs, believed to date back to 1914, are the original cat memes - or 'LOLcats' - a term first recorded in 2006 to define an image created by combining a humorous shot of a cat with amusing text above or below.

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aj E. (162)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:09 pm

Karen F. (77)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 4:19 pm
These photos are wonderful and must have taken a lot of time and patience. Makes me think of a cat I saw dressed up in a cowboy outfit complete with Stetson. You have never seen such a baleful look on a cat's face. The caption read "no animal was harmed in the making of this card. One cat, however, was made to feel like a complete idiot". Man that cat is plotting revenge.
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