1875 – Home from the Show


An early Cat Show themed print, depicting a Tortie Cat sitting atop her wicker carrier, after returning home from the Cat Show. This image is from a “Chatterbox” Children’s Picture Book, dated 1875.  It also features under the title “Home from the Show”, published in the 1878 edition of the “Chatterbox Album of Animals” by W.W.Gardner, London, accompanied by the following poem, which reads:

“One morning I was hardly dressed, They snatched me from my happy home, And squeezed me in a wooden chest, As dark as any cat-a-comb. I spat – I swore – I struggled hard, My mistress gave the lid a kiss, And wrote with tears upon the card, The Cat Show – the metropolis. I saw a crowd of cats and men, I heard the sound of drum and horns; And here I am at home again, A medal now my breast adorns.”

Prints available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.


Detail: Home from the Show, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover

Detail: 1878 – Home from the Show                                 Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: Home from the Show, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Home from the Show, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1875 – Home From The Show

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