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Harry Whittier Frees' Photo of Cats and Dogs Precede Internet Memes

 - May 20, 2014
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Photographer Harry Whittier Frees takes cat and dog memes back a few decades in his antiquated photography series that depicts real adorable kittens and puppies posing like humans.

Whitter's black and white animal photography series shoots incredibly cute puppies and cats doing everyday household chores. The images are comical with a vintage poise. Unlike today's animal memes that simply Photoshop animals to make them appear as if they're doing extraordinary things, Whitter actually used real cats and dogs as his models. The furry kittens and cuddly puppies were shot eating dinner at a table, chopping up wood, doing laundry and going bowling. Whitter says it took an incredible amount of patience and kindness to get the animals to pose the way they did.