Author: Aimee LaBrie
In case you were unaware, Penn Libraries offer an unbelievable collection of digital images–from sports collections, to old covers from The Gazette—the collection has over 6,000 art images and artifacts. I enjoy all of the archives, but my favorite is most definitely the Fine Arts Library Image Collection; a digital space with over 180,000 images and half a million slides. You can search for images based on the artist, the century, the title of a work, or even by geographical location.
A search under “Chestnut Hill” yields varied images of the Esherick House, while a search of “contemporary artists” pulls up photos of Claes Oldenburg’s The Clothespin and Labyrinth by Robert Morris.
Of course, this made me immediately wish to do a search under the terms for one my favorite mammal: cats. This particular query resulted in 51 finds. Here are the top five. You can conduct your own search for images, text, or other info by visiting this particular collection, or by going to Digital Penn today.
1. Saddest listing, except really, it’s not, because Ancient Egyptians believed that cats were holy, which is why they were mummified. I concur:
2. Least Likely Friendship to Occur in Real Life:
3. Cat Torture (as drawn by da Vinci):
4. Cat as Meatloaf (i.e. no visible legs):
5. Cat Misbehaving:
BONUS! Cat Showing Holiday Spirit: