Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Animals doing human things

Ever wondered what it would be like if animals lived like humans? Well here is your chance to find out ... Gathered from the vaults of Auckland Libraries' heritage collections are a comical selection of images of animal doing human things. Enjoy!

Working:
Ref: AWNS-19080416-2-5, monkey barber, 1908, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19050608, dog photographer, 1905, Sir George Grey Special Collections
 
Acting:
Ref: AWNS-19290724-48-1, dog actor, 1929,  Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19231122-47-4, lion actor, 1923, Sir George Grey Special Collections


Relaxing:
Ref: 37-502, cat in pram, 1900-1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19020529-5-3, comical dog, 1902, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Ref: AWNS-19050525-10-2, every dog has its day, 1905, Sir George Grey Special Collections
 
Exercising:
Ref: JTD-14J-00635-2, elephant out for a walk, 1954, West Auckland Research Centre
Ref: JTD-04A-01151-1, dog getting a lift, 1933, West Auckland Research Centre
Ref: AWNS-19021218-5-4, dogs sailing, Sir George Grey Special Collections

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