Photos of Anthropomorphic Pets, C. 1914
Alejandra Valera
Jun 30, 2008

File this one under Creepy Cute -- more emphasis on the creepy. What we wouldn't give to have free reign over the files in the Library of Congress for a day. Their Prints & Photographs division has a collection of photographs by Harry W. Frees. This image, Playtime, is from that collection.

Frees' work features animals in various "domestic situations". These situations include chopping wood, hauling other animals in wheelbarrows and washing up. How many dog owners wish their dogs would bathe each other?

Doing a little research on Mr. Frees, we discovered that his oeuvre consisted of more than just dogs and cats. Rabbits, pigs got a shot a being America's Next Top Model as well, but it was heard that pigs were difficult subjects. Divas!

And were the shots easy to accomplish? According to Frees himself, "These unusual photographs of real animals were made possible only by patient, unfailing kindness on the part of the photographer at all times."

Via: Clusterflock.

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