Day! (Yes, that's a thing.) These purrfect selections from the meowseum's collection may provide some feline fun.
• 19th century, cats were sometimes depicted in popular illustrations on subjects much weightier than today’s memes. In this circa 1866 lithograph titled “The Question Settled,” three cats vie for 1 saucer. These felines represent Jefferson Davis, “contraband” (formerly enslaved people), and Abraham Lincoln fighting for control of the American South in the wake of the Civil War.
• Hello Kitty bento box, made around 2000, is part of our large collection of school lunch boxes. Containers designed specifically for children to carry their lunches to school became popular in the years following World War II.
• This splatterware cat was photographed by Bonnie Campbell Lilienfeld, the Deputy Chair and Curator of the museum’s Division of Home and Community Life.
• 1985 metal lunch box from the television series “Thundercats,” which aired from 1985 to 1987, mixed the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and mythology. #meow #CultureThemes