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Boxing Cats

by Kate Fortmueller

While cat memes seem to be pervasive in the 21st century they are by no means unique. In 1894 Prof. Welton's Trained Cat Circus performed in gardens and on the vaudeville circuit. The Boxing Cats (one of the more popular attractions) further demonstrates Edison's interest in pop culture subjects and attractions.

The Boxing Cats (Prof Welton's) (1894)

The Boxing Cats were the most popular attraction in Prof. Welton's Trained Cat Circus.

from The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's) (1900)
Creator: William K.L. Dickson and William Heise
Distributor: Kino Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller