Sometimes there is little information about some of the photographs in the collection. I love this image. It was taken in the 1930s by Marion Kirker (1879-1971). Yet I wonder: who is the man? Is it his cat? Why photograph them? What is the cat looking at?
The man seems to be holding onto the cat to stop it getting away, and yet he looks straight at the camera clearly aware of the intent of recording the moment. It seems the idea of having this image taken is important to him – or maybe he just wanted to please the photographer?