Vintage drawing of a young child holding a pet cat wrapped in a blanket. It’s such a shame that this vintage book illustration scanned so poorly. It reminds me a bit of a painting rather than a drawing. This drawing has a curly-haired youngster holding a cat wrapped in a blanket. Based on the size and prominence of the cat’s eyes, it would appear the kitty is not particularly happy about its current predicament. I’ve found that by resizing this picture a bit smaller that the overall appearance improves a bit but I’ve uploaded the original size to provide you with more options on how to used this public domain image of a child and their pet kitty.
1890 Baby’s Annual Pictures and Stories for Little People supplied almost 100 wonderful images for Reusable Art. D. Lothrop Company filed the copyright in 1889 but since they did not identify an illustrator or author, the copyright held for 120 years. How lucky are we, that these vintage images are now in the public domain?
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.