1. Happy arty Caturday! This is an 1862 print of an etching by famous artist Edouard Manet. It is currently in the Library’s renowned Print Collection, and features both a cat and Manet’s sketches (which, if we know cats, are destined to be toppled over if that cat is given enough freedom). Happy Caturday! if you want to read more on Manet, check out one of the many books about his life in the NYPL’s collection. If you want to see more from the Library’s Art, Prints, and Photographs Collection … they have a Tumblr, too. Check it out. 

    Happy arty Caturday! This is an 1862 print of an etching by famous artist Edouard Manet. It is currently in the Library’s renowned Print Collection, and features both a cat and Manet’s sketches (which, if we know cats, are destined to be toppled over if that cat is given enough freedom). Happy Caturday! if you want to read more on Manet, check out one of the many books about his life in the NYPL’s collection. If you want to see more from the Library’s Art, Prints, and Photographs Collection … they have a Tumblr, too. Check it out

  2. The contrite expression on this woman’s face says it all - because of a technical difficulty, we didn’t post a Caturday yesterday! It’s the first time in years! So we just wanted to say, we’re sorry, and as a treat for you all, here is a rare Sunday Caturday - an 1885 illustration from our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection depicting, again, a seemingly sorry woman, giving her cat a special treat. We thought it was appropriate. Happy Caturday … sort of!

    The contrite expression on this woman’s face says it all - because of a technical difficulty, we didn’t post a Caturday yesterday! It’s the first time in years! So we just wanted to say, we’re sorry, and as a treat for you all, here is a rare Sunday Caturday - an 1885 illustration from our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection depicting, again, a seemingly sorry woman, giving her cat a special treat. We thought it was appropriate. Happy Caturday … sort of!

  3. It’s an artsy kind of Caturday. This 1901 print called “Paysage” is in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. There’s no real reason we chose it today, other than it’s really pretty, and there are two cats for the price of one. Happy Caturday! 

    It’s an artsy kind of Caturday. This 1901 print called “Paysage” is in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. There’s no real reason we chose it today, other than it’s really pretty, and there are two cats for the price of one. Happy Caturday! 

  4. It was 130 years ago this month that this image ran in The Peterson Magazine. Called, “The Kittens,” the real point was to show off French fashion of the 1880s, but we’re now using it for Caturday. Everyone dresses like this to play with their cats, right? The August 1883 image is currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, which (as we’ve mentioned before), is used by the costume designers of “Orange is the New Black.” So vIsit Mid-Manhattan and get inspired! Anyone can use the Picture Collection (of course, for free). 

    It was 130 years ago this month that this image ran in The Peterson Magazine. Called, “The Kittens,” the real point was to show off French fashion of the 1880s, but we’re now using it for Caturday. Everyone dresses like this to play with their cats, right? The August 1883 image is currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, which (as we’ve mentioned before), is used by the costume designers of “Orange is the New Black.” So vIsit Mid-Manhattan and get inspired! Anyone can use the Picture Collection (of course, for free). 

  5. July is rapidly coming to a close, but before it does, we wanted to share this very cool Caturday image from July 1862. It is the cover of Peterson’s Magazine, which features an Etruscan hand-screen with a cat smack dab in the middle. Cool, right? This item is currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection (which anyone can use and, in case you missed this interview, is relied on by the costume designer of hit show “Orange Is The New Black” as she researches outfits). Happy Caturday! 

    July is rapidly coming to a close, but before it does, we wanted to share this very cool Caturday image from July 1862. It is the cover of Peterson’s Magazine, which features an Etruscan hand-screen with a cat smack dab in the middle. Cool, right? This item is currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection (which anyone can use and, in case you missed this interview, is relied on by the costume designer of hit show “Orange Is The New Black” as she researches outfits). Happy Caturday! 

  6. It’s hot. Like, really hot. It’s a day to stay indoors and look at cute pictures of cats. And here’s a really cute one to get you started -  a tobacco card from 1823 currently in our George Arents Collection called “The Kittens.” The back of the card says if you collect ten “Newsboy paper tags” and bring them to a participating store, you could have gotten an unframed print of this cute picture. Want to see other pics of cats? Check out nearly three year’s worth of NYPL Caturday images! Happy Caturday! 

    It’s hot. Like, really hot. It’s a day to stay indoors and look at cute pictures of cats. And here’s a really cute one to get you started -  a tobacco card from 1823 currently in our George Arents Collection called “The Kittens.” The back of the card says if you collect ten “Newsboy paper tags” and bring them to a participating store, you could have gotten an unframed print of this cute picture. Want to see other pics of cats? Check out nearly three year’s worth of NYPL Caturday images! Happy Caturday! 

  7. Some things never change. Cats are hilariously curious today, and they were hilariously curious in the 1950s - and here’s the evidence. This photo from our Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy depicts a kitty devilishly dumpster-diving on Catherine Street in New York City in 1951. It’s part of a set of nearly 1,700 black and white photos in our collection showing street views of New York City from the 1870s to the 1970s. We just thought it was funny, and perfect Caturday fodder. Happy Caturday (for those who don’t know, we’ve been posting pics of feisty felines from our collections every Saturday since 2010 - go back and see what other Caturday treats we’ve shared).  

    Some things never change. Cats are hilariously curious today, and they were hilariously curious in the 1950s - and here’s the evidence. This photo from our Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy depicts a kitty devilishly dumpster-diving on Catherine Street in New York City in 1951. It’s part of a set of nearly 1,700 black and white photos in our collection showing street views of New York City from the 1870s to the 1970s. We just thought it was funny, and perfect Caturday fodder. Happy Caturday (for those who don’t know, we’ve been posting pics of feisty felines from our collections every Saturday since 2010 - go back and see what other Caturday treats we’ve shared).  

  8. Happy Caturday! Check out this very cool photo from our Photography Collection - it’s a 1978 image of Julie Merz, daughter of architects Joseph and Mary Merz, and her cat, inside of their home at 48 Willow Place, Brooklyn (for double Caturday action, there’s also a cat poster on the wall). The photo is one of many in our collection by photographer Dinanda Nooney, who in 1978 and 1979 did a series of black and white prints of almost 200 individuals and families in their Brooklyn homes called "At Home In Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs." It’s hot outside - stay in and browse, and check out a piece of Brooklyn history. Think a cat still lives at 48 Willow Place? Hmmm, we wonder. Happy Caturday!

    Happy Caturday! Check out this very cool photo from our Photography Collection - it’s a 1978 image of Julie Merz, daughter of architects Joseph and Mary Merz, and her cat, inside of their home at 48 Willow Place, Brooklyn (for double Caturday action, there’s also a cat poster on the wall). The photo is one of many in our collection by photographer Dinanda Nooney, who in 1978 and 1979 did a series of black and white prints of almost 200 individuals and families in their Brooklyn homes called "At Home In Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs." It’s hot outside - stay in and browse, and check out a piece of Brooklyn history. Think a cat still lives at 48 Willow Place? Hmmm, we wonder. Happy Caturday!

  9. OK, you’re right, it’s technically not July yet. We still have a few days to go in good old June. But we thought we’d share this 1898 Harper’s image from our Art and Architecture Collection for Caturday anyway. First of all, it’s cute, and beautiful art. Second of all, we’re pretty excited about July around here, because starting July 1, we’re displaying our original manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand and our original copy of the Bill of Rights in the three-day-only exhibition Foundations of Freedom at our 42nd Street Library. It’s on view from July 1 to July 3 only, so come down, celebrate July, celebrate Independence Day, and check it out. It’s free, of course - after all, we do put the “free” in freedom. Chuckle, chuckle. Happy Caturday! 

    OK, you’re right, it’s technically not July yet. We still have a few days to go in good old June. But we thought we’d share this 1898 Harper’s image from our Art and Architecture Collection for Caturday anyway. First of all, it’s cute, and beautiful art. Second of all, we’re pretty excited about July around here, because starting July 1, we’re displaying our original manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand and our original copy of the Bill of Rights in the three-day-only exhibition Foundations of Freedom at our 42nd Street Library. It’s on view from July 1 to July 3 only, so come down, celebrate July, celebrate Independence Day, and check it out. It’s free, of course - after all, we do put the “free” in freedom. Chuckle, chuckle. Happy Caturday! 

  10. It’s another cute Caturday, courtesy of the legendary Beatrix Potter. This 1907 Potter image is currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Like Beatrix Potter? Then head to our new free exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It’s at our 42nd Street building, and discusses the history and impact of children’s literature on people and societies. It’s chock full of amazing items from our collection - including an original Beatrix Potter drawing. So go! Visit! Check it out! Have some fun this Caturday! 

    It’s another cute Caturday, courtesy of the legendary Beatrix Potter. This 1907 Potter image is currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Like Beatrix Potter? Then head to our new free exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It’s at our 42nd Street building, and discusses the history and impact of children’s literature on people and societies. It’s chock full of amazing items from our collection - including an original Beatrix Potter drawing. So go! Visit! Check it out! Have some fun this Caturday!