1. I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

    — Today is a rare quotable Caturday, with this line from the one and only Edgar Allan Poe, who would have been 204 years old today. Poe is a perfect Caturday guest - he wrote “The Black Cat” and had his own tabby, Caterina, who lived with him during his time in Philadelphia and New York (check out a photo of his Bronx cottage from our collections, or actually visit the site). Happy birthday, Mr. Poe, and happy Caturday to all of you! We’ll be posting other Poe quotes today - if you enjoy those, check out some Poe works from NYPL

  2. We are continuing Halloween-related Caturdays this October (see last week’s creepy kitty) with this photo of a flying feline on the back of a witch’s broomstick. This postcard from 1910 is in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, and was originally sent to “Miss. A. Anderson” in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Happy Caturday!

    We are continuing Halloween-related Caturdays this October (see last week’s creepy kitty) with this photo of a flying feline on the back of a witch’s broomstick. This postcard from 1910 is in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, and was originally sent to “Miss. A. Anderson” in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Happy Caturday!

  3. We thought it would be simply purrrrfect to share some of the Library’s hair-raising Halloween-related cat images on Caturdays throughout the month of October. So here’s the first one - an 1894 print from The Picture Magazine of a witch and her black cat. It’s currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Happy October, and happy Caturday!

    We thought it would be simply purrrrfect to share some of the Library’s hair-raising Halloween-related cat images on Caturdays throughout the month of October. So here’s the first one - an 1894 print from The Picture Magazine of a witch and her black cat. It’s currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Happy October, and happy Caturday!

  4. For this week’s Caturday, we thought we’d share this image of a cat sitting in a field in September 1918 (meaning this photo is celebrating its 94th anniversary, since today is the first day of September). It’s a stereoscopic image from our Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views that we’ve actually shared before for Caturday in its original, double-sided form. Now, thanks to the magic of NYPL’s Stereogranimator, we can make the image (and all of our stereoscopic images) move - and in honor of Labor Day, why not make our images do some work? Happy Caturday!

    For this week’s Caturday, we thought we’d share this image of a cat sitting in a field in September 1918 (meaning this photo is celebrating its 94th anniversary, since today is the first day of September). It’s a stereoscopic image from our Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views that we’ve actually shared before for Caturday in its original, double-sided form. Now, thanks to the magic of NYPL’s Stereogranimator, we can make the image (and all of our stereoscopic images) move - and in honor of Labor Day, why not make our images do some work? Happy Caturday!

  5. She’s a natural model.
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My sweet little Marzipan is an official “Little Lion” of the NYPL!  She is also a feature in some of my illustrations :) http://pinterest.com/pin/280912095477598251/

    She’s a natural model.

    laurakimseydesigns:

    My sweet little Marzipan is an official “Little Lion” of the NYPL!  She is also a feature in some of my illustrations :) http://pinterest.com/pin/280912095477598251/

  6. ROAR! Share a pic of your little lion striking their best library pose, Patience and Fortitude style! We’ll share your photos on our new Pinterest board Little Lions, and perhaps an image will be chosen for a special Caturday edition. (Don’t forget to tag it Little Lion / #NYPLLittleLion).

    ROAR! Share a pic of your little lion striking their best library pose, Patience and Fortitude style! We’ll share your photos on our new Pinterest board Little Lions, and perhaps an image will be chosen for a special Caturday edition. (Don’t forget to tag it Little Lion / #NYPLLittleLion).

  7. It’s snowing in NYC! In honor of the first snowfall of 2012 (and, as always, Caturday), here is a really beautiful December 1904 print by artist Charles Livingston Bull depicting a snow leopard on a snow-covered mountain. The image is currently in our amazing Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Happy Caturday! And happy snow! Stay tuned - we’ll have more snow-related images from our collections throughout the day.

    It’s snowing in NYC! In honor of the first snowfall of 2012 (and, as always, Caturday), here is a really beautiful December 1904 print by artist Charles Livingston Bull depicting a snow leopard on a snow-covered mountain. The image is currently in our amazing Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Happy Caturday! And happy snow! Stay tuned - we’ll have more snow-related images from our collections throughout the day.

  8. There’s no real reason we chose this woodcut from our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs as this week’s Caturday. It’s just cool. So enjoy - and happy Caturday!!

    There’s no real reason we chose this woodcut from our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs as this week’s Caturday. It’s just cool. So enjoy - and happy Caturday!!

  9. Move over Patience and Fortitude - you have some company. Here is a real, true blue, library lion, brought to you in honor of Caturday. This ridiculously cute little cub visited our New Dorp Library recently as part of a “Wild @ NYPL” program, run by Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo. It’s for kids ages 12 to 18, and there’s one today at 2 p.m. at our Todt Hill-Westerleigh location. Check out our website to find other “Wild @ NYPL” programs. And happy Caturday!!

    Move over Patience and Fortitude - you have some company. Here is a real, true blue, library lion, brought to you in honor of Caturday. This ridiculously cute little cub visited our New Dorp Library recently as part of a “Wild @ NYPL” program, run by Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo. It’s for kids ages 12 to 18, and there’s one today at 2 p.m. at our Todt Hill-Westerleigh location. Check out our website to find other “Wild @ NYPL” programs. And happy Caturday!!

  10. The 1939 New York World’s Fair had all sorts of bizarre attractions, including this cute cat, who was given the very, very unfortunate name “Hitler” because of the little black spot under his nose. According to the caption on the back of this photo — located in our extensive World’s Fair collection in our Manuscripts and Archives Division — this is Jeanne Ritzin holding “feline Hitler” at the Jitterbug contest. So there’s an incredibly weird Caturday for you. By the way, interested in the 1939 New York World’s Fair and our incredibly detailed collection of letters, photos and so on? Stay tuned … something big is coming very soon.

    The 1939 New York World’s Fair had all sorts of bizarre attractions, including this cute cat, who was given the very, very unfortunate name “Hitler” because of the little black spot under his nose. According to the caption on the back of this photo — located in our extensive World’s Fair collection in our Manuscripts and Archives Division — this is Jeanne Ritzin holding “feline Hitler” at the Jitterbug contest. So there’s an incredibly weird Caturday for you. By the way, interested in the 1939 New York World’s Fair and our incredibly detailed collection of letters, photos and so on? Stay tuned … something big is coming very soon.