The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

June 8, 2013

June 8, 1953

Sam Hood (August 20, 1872 to June 8, 1953) was a photographer based in Sydney Australia. He started as a young man with a camera and anticipated the changing currents as the new medium of photography transformed modern life. 

We have a photograph that justifies the artistic fineness of this man who supported a family with the tools of his trade.

This photo can only be dated to between 1939 and 1945, but it speaks of a timeless configuration.  We have love, and death. And a cat. We only now, know the name,  of the cat. Bobbie. Bobbie the Cat is pictured here. 

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