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March 19, 2020

Vintage Photos Capture the Cat Show in Los Angeles in 1952

From Siamese to Chinchilla cats, below are 22 fascinating vintage photographs capture scenes at the cat show held in Los Angeles in 1952:

2 Siamese cats & Manx, entries in Long Beach cat show, July 1952. Photo by Mercurio/Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis.

Fifth annual championship of short hair cat show Long Beach Aiditorium, 'Si Te Rajah' with his nine offspring, Los Angeles, August 1952. Photo by Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis.

Fifth annual championship of short hair cat show Long Beach Aiditorium, 'On Parade', a brown tabby Persian, Los Angeles, August 1952. Photo by Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis.

Billy Mitty O'Toole, championship of best white cat in show, held by owner Gladys Smith, Hollywood, January 1952. Photo by Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis.

Billy Mitty O'Toole, championship of best white cat in show, Hollywood, Los Angeles, January 1952. Photo by Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis.
Seal Point Siamese cat 'Khun Dam Rong', male novice, held by owner Paula Ziegler, at the Long Beach cat show, Los Angeles, February 1952. Photo by Los Angeles Examiner/USC Libraries/Corbis.

Woman standing in front of cat cages during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Woman carrying a Siamese cat during the Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Woman carrying two Siamese cats during the Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Philip Norman holding his snarling Siamese cat during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Man checking a cat during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Child brushing her cat during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Cat sleeping in a cat tray during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Cat relaxing on a crib at the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

A Siamese cat lying inside a cage during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Two chinchillas, which get name from long, silvery coat, are held up at same time by Judge Edith Schulte to determine which is the better cat, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Best cat in Los Angeles show, blue female longhair called Bentveld Rosemary, is held by Judge Rotter, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

Murbar's Miss America, the best white Chinchilla female kitten, clutches ribbon. Cardboard was put on cages because cats clawed at each other, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

A cat lying inside a cage with a trophy during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

A Siamese cat lying inside a cage with a trophy during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

A snarling cat inside a cage during the Los Angeles Cat Show, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.

After his cat had come out fourth in its class, Dr. R. G. Boren consoles himself by letting pet lick his nose, Los Angeles, 1952. Photo by George Silk/LIFE.


2 comments:

  1. I can has trophy?

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  2. I don't know that those cats are snarling, especially the second one. It looks like it's meowing at the camera.

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