Black Cat Appreciation Day

In the NJ Digital Newspaper office, we enjoy finding content from NJ’s historical newspapers in Chronicling America for special days. Saturday August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day, so we took a spin through the papers for images of black cats.

Black cat running.
Image from January 5, 1922 Perth Amboy Evening News “The Old Home Town” comic by Lee Wright Stanley

Next are two advertisements for Black Cat hosiery from the Chicago-Kenosha Hosiery Company.

Advertisement showing sitting black cat with grin and white bow around neck.
From the July 22, 1904 Perth Amboy Evening News
Advertisement showing drawing of smiling black cat (head only) with white bow around neck
From the July 30, 1904 Perth Amboy Evening News

Finally, a black cat photo.

Black cat walking ahead of newlyweds leaving a church.
From the July 11, 1921 Perth Amboy Evening News

We think the cat looks pretty friendly and is getting into the spirit of the celebration as it struts with its tail raised!

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