In the beginning, there were cats. Then, some Ancient Egyptians were all like, "Cute," and domesticated them as pets. Thousands of years later, humankind devised a complex system of interconnected networks in order to share cat photos and pornography with one another (i.e., the Internet), but how did we get from point A to point B?
Harvard University's Houghton Library might have found the answer. A new post on the library's official Tumblr account contains what could be "the earliest photo of a cat" ever taken.
The daguerreotype was taken sometime between 1840 to 1860. The cat in the image is seen drinking out of a bowl while carefully balanced on top of two stools, which was the style at the time. The Houghton Library Tumblr also suggests that we call the daguerreotype a "catuerreotype."
Guess this means that HARVARD SUCKS AT PORTMANTEAUS PASS IT ON.
Bad at filling out bios seeks same.