Did You Know…The First Grumpy Cats

Did you know…


Amusing photographs of cats with captions quickly became viral on the internet but apparently this is nothing new. One of the first known photographers of cats in amusing poses was English photographer Harry Pointer during the 1870s. He began his career taking natural pictures of cats, but soon realized that his photography had more success when the cats were in ridiculous poses. He even added captions to the images, such as ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Five o clock Tea’ and ‘Bring up the dinner Betsy’ as he found this made the images more successful still. Sorry Grump Cat, you’re not the first. Source: Photo History Sussex



For other odd ball pieces of photographic information (potentially useless but still fun), check out the Did you Know and Quotes Categories of my page. I will be posting one or two a week.

To all the shutterbugs…Happy Shooting!

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