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Dressed Cats By  Alfred Mainzer

From the 1940s through the 1960s, the Alfred Mainzer Company of Long Island City, NY published a series of linen and photochrome humorous cat postcards illustrated by Eugen Hartung (or Hurtong) (1897–1973), sometimes referred to as “Mainzer Cats”. These postcards normally illustrate settings that are filled with action, often with a minor disaster just about to occur. While the dressed cats were by far the most popular and most plentiful cards, Hartung also painted other dressed animals – primarily mice, dogs, and hedgehogs.
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31 Jan 2014 13:57:00
American eagle fished out of the water in North Pacific

These pictures were bought by EspressoBuzz at an estate sale, and later scanned. Apparently, they all date from the 1944 year.

Photo: “American eagle fished out of the water in North Pacific”. (Photo by Elmer Alfred Bishop)
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12 May 2015 10:07:00
Alfred Könner, “Bilderzoo” by Illustrator Mirko Hanák

Mirko Hanák was born in 1921 in Prague, Czech Republic and worked as a painter, graphic designer and illustrator. His specialties were animals and human figures that were full of life and fun. He also had a firm grasp on composition as his paintings were so well balanced despite his casual fluid line. He was working on “Charlotte's Web” the movie when he tragically died at the height of his career from leukemia in 1971.
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18 Mar 2013 10:13:00
circa 1950:  Three prostitutes lean out of a window in Santiago, Chile, in an attempt to entice customers inside.  (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

Three prostitutes lean out of a window in Santiago, Chile, in an attempt to entice customers inside, circa 1950. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
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31 May 2011 10:24:00


Model Adriana Sklenarikova Karembeu presents new “Pikolino” shoes at El Corte Ingles store on April 1, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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01 Apr 2011 14:03:00


A newly-born male baby elephant, who so far does not have a name, walks with his mother Temi during his first venture outside at their enclosure at the Tierpark Hellabrun zoo on May 12, 2011 in Munich, Germany. The baby elephant was born at the zoo on May 6. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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13 May 2011 07:32:00


Six year old Gillian Smith preparing for the All England Stage Dancing Competition where she has previously won five certificates and a silver medal in the under sevens category. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Keystone/Getty Images). 5th July 1957
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16 Aug 2013 15:19:00
People in boats approach Die Badende (The Bather), a giant sculpture showing a woman's head and knees as if she were resting in the Binnenalster lake in Hamburg, Germany

People in boats approach “Die Badende” (“The Bather”), a giant sculpture showing a woman's head and knees as if she were resting in the Binnenalster lake on August 3, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. The sculpture, which is made of styrofoam and steel and measures 4 meters high and 30 meters long, is a project by artist Oliver Voss and will be on display for the next ten days. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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04 Aug 2011 11:36:00