Paris, France, 1970
From Édouard Boubat: A Gentle Eye
Department Store Models
Chicago, Illinois, July 1940
From John Vachon’s America: Photographs and Letters from the Depression to World War II
This French cat were photographed from the streets of Paris by a Hungarian photographer Gyula Halasz (1899-1984). He adapted the name of his hometown - Brasso - for professional use, becoming famous as Brassai. The man who taught himself to speak French by reading Marcel Proust was an inveterate walker. It was while walking the streets looking for stories that the young journalist began taking pictures. These cats are the watchful eyes of their neighborhoods. feline journalists of a sort. Whether you need to buy groceries or make a telephone call, someone will be watching.
from The Blue Lantern
i really, really love cats in windows.