Cats and dogs dressed like humans: historical photos

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Bedtime

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American photographer Harry Whittier Frees (1879-1953) created vignettes of animals dressed in tiny outfits made by his mother. These pictures, from the United States Library of Congress, showcase some of his works, which were typically used for postcards and children's books.

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The nurse

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The outing

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The picnic

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The wedding

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Washing dishes

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Watering the flowers

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Weighing the baby

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Ready for a dive

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Ready for bed

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Swinging

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Ten pins

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The acrobats

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The aviator

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The bath

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The birthday cake

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The cook

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The entaglement

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Express

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The fiddler

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Playtime

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A hungry bunch

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Breakdown

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Fire!

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Hanging up the wash

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Joy ride

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Making a date

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Making the clothes

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Mischief makers

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Patch work

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Pick-a-pack

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Planting time

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Pumping

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