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Vintage Holiday Cards That Prove We’ve Always Been Obsessed With Our Pets

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People love adorable animals, especially in adorable outfits. It’s the entire basis of the Internet. On the Internet, you can’t swing a cat on the without hitting at least 15 articles about cats in funny clothes. Some of those articles appear on this very website!

The pet craze might seem like a recent phenomenon, but as today’s collection of vintage holiday cards shows, it goes back decades . Originally compiled by our friend Robert E. Jackson and shared by the estimable folks over at Flashbak, this gallery proves that people have always gone a little overboard with their pets. In fact, goofy photos of people with their dogs, cats, are as old as photography itself, and probably much older.

1. Honey, I shrunk all of us, not just the kids!

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2. Fur Babies

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3. Just a traditional Christmas log drag.

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4. Shine On

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5. Poker Faces

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6. Snoopy?

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7. Here Comes Trouble

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8. Abracadabra

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9. UN-believable!

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10. Hands off that cock!

Photo Credit: Robert E. Jackson