Dressing Cats Up In Silly Clothes Goes Back 500 Years… At Least.

So, just in case you thought that the age of internet, smartphones and social media was solely responsible for the craze of dressing pets up in silly costumes, this should serve as a helpful reality check for you. Cat owners, at least, have been doing such things for at least five centuries.

Kalev Leetaru, a Fellow at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., has built a vast collection of awesome images showing kittens in dungarees, bonnets, silly paper hats, bow ties and dresses.

And the best part of it is that it has all been revealed as part of an archive of 12 million copyright-free images which Kalev is putting online on the photo-sharing site Flickr.

1. As these images from 1911 show, dressing up cats in silly costumes is a craze which long predates the age of the blog.

If You Thought That Dressing Pets Up In Silly Clothes Was A Recent Fad, You'd Be Off By 500 Years... At Least.

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