Catty New Year!

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These whimsical vintage post cards feature cats wishing the recipient a Happy New Year.

This 1909 cat with a bow-tie (via NYPL)

A happy New Year, 1909.  Via NYPL
A happy New Year, 1909. Via NYPL

What New Year is complete without a basket of cats and flowers? Date unknown (via NYPL)

A happy New Year vintage postcard featuring four cats with roses.  Via: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, NYPL.
A happy New Year vintage postcard featuring four cats with roses. Via: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, NYPL.

This shocked cat watching two drunken birds from circa 1876 (via National Library of Ireland)

Vintage postcard with two drunken robins and a watching cat.  Via National Library of Ireland, 1876.
Vintage postcard with three drunken robins and a watching cat. Via National Library of Ireland, 1876.

This cat balancing on a tricycle from the 1870s (via Harry Pointer (1822-1889))

Photograph of a cat sitting on a tricycle with "A Happy New Year". From Harry Pointer's Brighton Cats, public domain.
Photograph of a cat sitting on a tricycle with “A Happy New Year”. From Harry Pointer’s Brighton Cats, public domain.

Shaped like an artist’s palette, this late Victorian die-cut trade/greeting card shows the head of a kitten on the right, facing front, above the Christmas and New Year greetings. Via Library of Congress.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with the head of a kitten.  Via Library of Congress, between 1880 and 1890.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with the head of a kitten. Via Library of Congress, between 1880 and 1890.
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