Cartoons: Cat People

These mid-century cartoons are the cat’s meow!

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Man trying to put his cat out for the night, but the cat is trying to force their way back in,
“Did you put the cat out, Henry?”
Vahan Shirvanian
December 5, 1953

 

Boy welcomes his cat home, who has brought a liter of kittens
“George is back!”
Harry Mace
May 29, 1954

 

Cat waits for a mouse to come out of their hole. However, the mouse is already out and behind the cat.
Henry Syverson
May 7, 1955

 

Couple thank a woman for taking their big kitten off their hands.
“Certainly is nice of you to take the last of the kittens off our hands.”
Herb Green
May 4, 1957

 

 

Men slips kittens in his party guests' pockets.
“Great li’l party, Eddie boy.”
Vahan Shirvanian
April 27, 1957

 

Cat is upset that he is out in the cold, so he is banging on the house window holding a thermometer.
Jack Chism
April 7, 1956

 

Couple comment on their cat's new liter
“She did all right, for a cat that didn’t know a soul in the neighborhood three months ago.”
Bob Barnes
December 7, 1957

 

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Comments

  1. I used to hear my grandfather say “Don’t forget to put the cat out” before going to bed at night as a youngster, and didn’t think much of it then. Now I think it’s terrible, and a form of animal cruelty. If the cat was indoor/outdoor, I’d make sure he or she was in safely for the night. Coincidentally (as in the one on top) his name was also Henry!

    Number 6 suggests a lot of people left their cats out in freezing weather or they wouldn’t have found it funny. I doubt many ever left their dogs out like that. Otherwise I like numbers 2 and 7 best in this group of catoons.

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