Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck

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A photo of Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck and her cat Patsy. I'm amazed that the cat is calmly sitting for the portrait. All the cats I've known would have panicked at the strange setting and found some large piece of furniture to hide under.
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Ancient Faces
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There's so much to love about this circa 1910 photo: the stylish girl, the kitty with a bow . . . And so much to amaze: a cat who sat calmly in a studio for a photo!
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
José Antonio Torrent
Caption: cat is in mourning for his deceased grandpa, whose remains are resting on her lap. :)
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Darlene Eldredge
José Antonio Torrent cat muff?? 😏
Jul 31, 2019 ·
Marianne Cassidy
I thought it was a dead skunk, but she is a beautiful little girl.
Jul 31, 2019 ·
José Antonio Torrent
Marianne Cassidy, she was. And was the cat. :)
Jul 31, 2019 ·
Tom Morales
José Antonio Torrent And look close at the cats left eye under the patch.. That pupil just ain’t right...
Jul 31, 2019 ·
Doug Thomas
Very interesting photograph....
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Brenda Lichty-Steedley
She's holding a muff. Plus, she's wearing a ring. Sweet photo.
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Xavier Wicca
Cool hello little girl and kitty
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Stacy Short
Theresa Short
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Dawne Zotz
Love the over fed pussy cat and his calm sweet owner.
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Sherry Gammon
This is one of my favorite photos. I love cats!
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Gale R. Gough
Beautiful little girl!
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Dennis Lupien
Is that a skunk on her lap ?
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Rich Keller
Maybe a colobus monkey muff?
Jul 31, 2019 ·
Elizabeth Walsh-Glodzik
Dennis Lupien Was wondering the same thing. If not a skunk, perhaps a badger?
Aug 01, 2019 ·
David Phelps
Dressed all in Black?? Some body Died..
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Ree Young
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We don't know that she is dressed all in black. The coat could be dark green or navy or dark brown. There's no way to tell with a black-and-white photo.

In old photos, my grandmother's wedding blouse (she got married circa 1893) looks black with gray lace around the collar, but I actually have that blouse, and it's dark brown with tan lace.
Jul 31, 2019 ·
David Phelps
Ree Young I was only going on what she was wearing Looks Black to me That is all that Matters..
Jul 31, 2019 ·
Rich Keller
I've watched wet plate photos develop a few times. Blues and shades of green will come across on the finished plate as almost black. The chemicals used respond differently to various wavelengths.
Jul 31, 2019 ·
Plio Rollerss
Why did you capitalize the word "died"? DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
Aug 01, 2019 ·
Ree Young
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David Phelps Actually, what matters is the fact that we do not know what color it was, regardless of what it looks like to you or me or anyone else.
Aug 01, 2019 ·
KellieAnne Foreman
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yes she is wearing BLACK! You might want to research fabrics at the time, they did not have ARTIFICIAL colors and used plants. Mauve was the first color made from a chemical. Black is from Natural wool and is resistant to mud and dirt - THINK ABOUT IT, there were NO WASHING MACHINES OR PAVED ROADS. THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU SAY something so foolish. Most colored clothing was BLACK, INDIGO, WHITE, DARK GREEN. VERY LIMITED unless one had SILKS from Asia which were IMPRACTICAL in most of the USA
Aug 01, 2019 ·
Becky Kelly
Love these old pictures.
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Didi Espinos
🥰😘👍
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Trudie Cruey
lovely photo
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Tiffany McSmitty
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Rebecca Archibald
Awe that's a cute picture.
Aug 01, 2019 ·
Vicki Noonan
I like how she is just barely touching the kitty's paw. What a sweet picture!
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Danby Regnfay
Beautiful photo! Such great condition!
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Patti Hickle Welch
So precious💗💗
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Vero Sosa
Cats are not as they were before. Today, they feel so entitled to everything! They don't know how to respect and behave! Oh, how times change...
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
LOL - talking about kids, right? ROFL
Aug 01, 2019 ·
Plio Rollerss
AncientFaces Ralgo Salmon! ROFLMAO
Aug 01, 2019 ·
Vero Sosa
AncientFaces Yeah. Sort of... 😸
Aug 01, 2019 ·
Yvonne Kelly
Love it!!
Aug 01, 2019 ·
KellieAnne Foreman
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that cat has eyes that are two diff colors. look closely
Aug 01, 2019 ·
Teri Lynn
Monique Monique
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Brin Ash
Very sweet photo. meow. lol
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Karen Sheridan Costanzi
Halloween costume. Couldn't find a black cat.
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Lorraine Stewart
What a cute photo
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Dee Eaneras
Look, people... laugh at what's in the mirror. Not at someone's family.
Jul 31, 2019 · Reply
Kaydie Nielsen
Dee Eaneras the person in the mirror is someone's family
Aug 03, 2019 ·
Dee Eaneras
Kaydie Nielsen I was referring to the people that pressed the HAHA emoji. There is nothing funny that I see about this photo. Just rude witnits.
Aug 03, 2019 ·
Neuza Guardaquim Constanzo
Aug 01, 2019 · Reply
Allen Sackett
Cats were more patient back then 😉
Aug 01, 2019 · Reply
Plio Rollerss
Great old pic, LOVE the kitty!!
Aug 01, 2019 · Reply
Joyce Barnett Russell
Notice how the little girls finger is touching the cats paw...❤️
Aug 01, 2019 · Reply
Suzanne Berglund-Edwards
I was going to comment “what a lovely photo” and it is! The comments tho, hilarious! Made me go back and really look. The muff is odd! 😉
Aug 01, 2019 · Reply
KellieAnne Foreman
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is her bag made from a SKUNK :)
Aug 01, 2019 · Reply
Jenny Boles
Love this picture
Aug 01, 2019 · Reply
Jill Stanford
And a fur muff!!!
Aug 02, 2019 · Reply
Zena Olek
Robin Jindra Morrison
Aug 03, 2019 · Reply
Judy Joli
Such a beautiful picture ❤️
Aug 04, 2019 · Reply
Mary Ann Schemm
Outstanding!
Aug 06, 2019 · Reply
Carolyn Hoyt
Beautiful photograph of the cat and her little human.
Aug 06, 2019 · Reply
Steve DiClemente
Is that a skunk on her lap?
Sep 24, 2019 · Reply
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