Edgar

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Edgar stifled a long-suffering sigh and continued to impress upon the latest recruit (most likely a Travis or Dylan or Cody) the dangers of the job when he didn’t remain focused and alert at all times. Sure Edgar could provide the best fake passports and I.D but when the new agents approached the work as a lark, very bad things could happen as Edgar knew so well.

Image: A cat is posed seated on a chair in front of another cat operating a camera uploaded by Beverly

Date: 1898; uploaded to Flickr October 13, 1997

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One thought on “Edgar

  1. So 1898 not that different from 2015! Cats ran the photo studio (or apparently the counterfeit passport studio) back then, and 117 years later, they run The Internet.

    We’d have to haunt flea markets and other such places to find images like these in the pre-Net days. Now thanks to The Net and sites like Flickr they’re so suddenly available. So many things we “work” on today will be so “standard” in the future.

    This is, obviously, a fun and silly photo, yet it still reminds me of how powerfully culture & technology define the consciousness and experience of our moment in time. Vintage images from RL-1898, or SL-2006, are such bright, if tiny, beacons of the lives we have lived.

    I always have to remind myself that for something like 99% of human time on earth, your life was identical to the life of your parents or grandparents or great-grandparents. The idea of Change is as new as it is today relentless.

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