Courtesy of Philippe Garner
Sticking with the cat theme today. I saw a link to 'nineteenth century cat photography' whilst reading about the For the LOL of cats
exhibition yesterday and it took me to this fantastic collection of cat carte-de-visite.
Harry Pointer was a 19th century photographer who worked from¬†a studio in Bloomsbury Place, Brighton. In the early 1870's he produced a series of approximately 200 carte-de-visite called¬†'The Brighton Cats'
¬†that featured his own cats in various poses from eating & sleeping to riding bikes and roller skating!
I can't believe I haven't read about Harry Pointer
and his wonderful cat photography before or seen any of his cards. I collect vintage cat photographs, carte-de-visite and I'm based in Brighton - it's like my dream collection.
I'm yet to find a Harry Pointer cat carte-de-visite, but the search is on!¬†You can see my carte-de-visite collection¬†here
.It's not clear who owns the copyright to these images, but they're taken from¬†Sussex PhotoHistory.