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The original Lolcat from 1905

2. Dezember 2008

The Original Lolcat from 1905

Found, of course, here (1/12/2008):

This captioned cat picture postcard was found by Tracy Angulo in a Seattle antique store. Tracy tells us that the photograph is from 1905, which would make this officially the oldest cat picture with a caption, AKA lolcat, that we’ve seen.

The differences are clear. Proper grammar and a more formal tone was in vogue back then. But the similarities to modern-day kitten struggles and lolcats are amazing. ALL CAPS is still cool, but most importantly, she also no can has cheezburger. More than a hundred years later, all that’s changed is the spelling.

Evekitteh, we hope you got a good dinner.

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  1. apoundapenny permalink
    2. Dezember 2008 7:29 pm

    This is wonderful! Upload it as a bumper sticker on facebook. The „real“ lolcat.🙂

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