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January 22, 2023

Adorable Portraits of Pets From the Time Before Social Medias

Before there were pet selfies, there were portraits of pet dressing up as human.


During the early years of photographic technology, photographs were treasured keepsakes that were usually taken in commercial studios on rare occasions. The use of this modern and expensive technology to capture portraits of pets really speaks volumes about the changing status of animals during the late nineteenth century. 

Take a look at these adorable pet portraits from the 1890s to 1930s:

A nattily dressed hound in tophat and filigreed pipe, 1890.

Dog in dress for tea time, 1895.

A dog wedding, 1900.

Baboon dressed as a human, 1904.

A Manchester Terrier on his throne, 1905.

Old Heidelberg, 1905.

Tommy Atkins, 1905.

The Missis, 1905.

Cat wearing suit and hat, 1906.

In Sunday togs, 1906.

Two kittens wearing clothes on a swing, 1914.

A puppy wearing a dress placed upon a miniature chair with a telephone, 1914.

A puppy wearing a dress and sewing a patch on the pants of a tiny puppy on her lap, 1914.

Cat wearing bonnet seated in stroller, 1908.

Cat wearing a winged helmet and breastplate armor in the role of the valkyrie Brünnhilde, 1936.

Cat wearing a winged helmet and breastplate armor in the role of the valkyrie Brünnhilde, 1936.

Dog sitting in armchair wearing eyeglasses, 1930s.




1 comment:

  1. These aren't 'pets'.... they are animals being forced to pose in ridiculous outfits.

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