Harry Whittier Frees

27.07.2013 in20:58 in Creative,photoart, Nature, animals -->


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Harry Whittier Frees (1879–1953) was an American photographer who created novelty postcards and children’s books based on his photographs of animals. He dressed the animals and posed them in human situations with props, often with captions; these can be seen as progenitors of modern lolcats. The books and postcards are both highly collectible today.[citation needed]
Frees was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1879, after which his family moved to Oaks, Pennsylvania, where he did his famous works. In the 1940s, he moved to Florida, where he battled cancer, but ended up committing suicide in 1953.