Historically Significant: Oldest ‘Lolcat’ Found

Historically Significant: Oldest ‘Lolcat’ Found

Oldest Ever Lolcat Found *gasp* (Iz From Teh 1905) « Lolcats 2018n2019 Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?I Can Has Cheeseburger, home of the biggest collection of Lolcat images in the world reports that they have found the oldest known Lolcat in the world.

So, it should only be a matter of time before someone will come up with a Rembrandt featuring a much older Lolcat, only to be surpassed soon by an Egyptian Lolcat. How far back will we go?

Well, for now we just go back to 1905. From iCanHasCheeseburger:

This captioned cat picture postcard was found by Tracy Angulo in a Seattle antique store. Tracy tells us that the photograph is from 1905, which would make this officially the oldest cat picture with a caption, AKA lolcat, that we’ve seen.

The differences are clear. Proper grammar and a more formal tone was in vogue back then. But the similarities to modern-day kitten struggles and lolcats are amazing. ALL CAPS is still cool, but most importantly,she also no can has cheezburger. More than a hundred years later, all that’s changed is the spelling.

Let us know if you find older Lolcats. Or don’t.

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