Rare Colorized Cat Film From 1897 Shows Nothing Has Changed

Peanut butter and jelly, Bert and Ernie, Fred and Ginger—some things are just meant to be together, but is there a far more legendary duo than cats and the world wide web?

And it turns out, cats ended up building their mark on the screen long ahead of Grumpy Cat experienced a motion picture and LOLCats was a dialect. Rare, colorized footage courting back from 1899 has gone viral online for proving that moments might alter but a single point stays the same—cats are jerks.

The small clip was shared to Reddit’s r/interestingasf*** section (which can be seen in this article) on Tuesday by person B-L-O-C-K-S, together with the caption: “The world’s very first cat clip at any time from 1899. “Minor lady and cat”. Colorized and velocity modified.”

The footage is basically a colorized model of a film identified as La Petite Fille et Son Chat (The Minimal Female and Her Cat) by the Lumière Brothers, early innovators in both cinema and shade pictures. The pair are greatest identified for inventing the Cinématographe and as rivals of fellow movie pioneer Thomas Edison. Along with developing the first-ever movement photo, their films included almost everything from the streets of Paris to a snowball struggle in Lyon.

In the movie, a little lady in a sunhat is viewed trying to feed a huge furry cat. But what starts off out as a pleasant experience on a sunny working day in the backyard quickly turns into one more instance of cats staying, well, cats.

The minor female feeds treats to a cat that jumps onto her hair chair. All is likely properly, until finally the cat decides it really is had more than enough and operates absent. But, a key issue to remember about cats is that they are indecisive, and it can be basically seconds in advance of the hungry feline is back for far more. Other than this time, he’s a tiny much too energized for treats, attacking the tiny girl’s hand in the procedure.

Cat proprietors of Reddit could surely relate, with the submit getting much more than 20,000 upvotes and about 350 remarks.

Circleofblood commented: “Wow. How times haven’t adjusted at all.”

Unique_Pudding507 agreed, stating: “Correct. Victorian period cats did not give AF possibly.”

207nbrown extra: “There is no stage in background wherever cats have a f***.”

When Jew_biscuits reported: “Cats had been still jerks back again in the day.”

The lady in the video is Madeleine Koehler, who was roughly 5 yrs previous at the time. She also appeared in many other of the Lumière brothers’ early films, which includes Repas en Famille (Family members Dinner) and Départ en voiture (Departure by Auto), equally filmed in 1896. La Petite Fille et Son Chat was filmed at her family residence, 29 Rue Guilloud in Lyon, France. Very little is recognised about her adult lifestyle and she died in Lyon in 1970 at the age of 75.

Other folks famous the putting resemblance between Madeleine and the character Matilda, performed by Mara Wilson in the 1996 motion picture of the same name.

173trujillo joked: “You ain’t fooling me this is from the Matilda deleted scenes.”

Dugfunne agreed, stating: “Op gets 10 minutes in the chokey.”

Clearly, a good deal of other Redditors agreed, with the remark obtaining 1,300 upvotes.

Continue to, it wasn’t very long before the thread turned from cat and motion picture jokes to Redditors philosophizing about the passage of time.

As the SilkyZ place it: “Persons are people today, no matter the period.”

Shavemycoinpurse reported: “Odd to think that the lady and the cat are not alive any longer, if this is definitely from 1899.. Pretty neat to see outdated videos like this. When I was a child I although that almost everything was black and white and until eventually my grandpa explained to me that it all appears to be the similar as it did.”

WestCoastBestCoast01 commented: “I often imagine waaay again like 130,000 several years back. It really is really hard to even envision there were persons again then, but there’d be like…teenagers with crushes on each and every other and definitely humorous folks and wonderful dancers and grandmas who often experienced the finest cooking.”

Although the poster advised La Petite Fille et Son Chat was the initially-at any time cat movie, a commenter unveiled that the honor truly goes to Professor Welton’s Boxing Cats, filmed in 1894 (look at it below on the Library of Congress web site). The clip was filmed in Edison’s Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, and features two cats donning boxing gloves and preventing in a miniature ring.

Newsweek has contacted B-L-O-C-K-S for remark.

Screenshot La Petite Fille Et Son Chat
The 123-calendar year-aged footage showed that cats have usually been jerks. A screenshot from the original ‘La Petite Fille Et Son Chat’ of a 5-yr-old Madeleine Koehler feeding her cat.