History in a Muslin Cat

Memories can be so strong at times. When the memory of a little stuffed tabby cat picked up during a childhood museum visit danced in my head earlier this week, I decided to see if I could find a replacement for my cat. Little did I know the history rabbit hole this cat provided.
It turns out my little cat was part of a long history of Caesar, the Ithaca Cat. Created by Celia and Charity Smith, sisters-in-law from Ithaca, NY, the Ithaca Cat is a story of creativity, utility, women’s employment, and national phenomenon.  I encourage you to learn more about the Ithaca Cat’s story:
http://www.thehistorycenter.net/ithaca-kitty

Do you want your own Ithaca Cat Caesar?
https://www.thehistorycenter.net/Sys/Store/Products/127348

This is where to find me:
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