The Adventures of Dack and Jack, Two Curious Poster Cats

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Your curiosity will not kill these cats.

452. Summer Cat. 1909.
Artist: Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen
24 5/8 x 19 3/4 in./62.5 x 50.2 cm
Est: $3,500-$4,000.

The summer cat abided.

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451. Winter Cat. 1909.
Artist: Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen
24 1/4 x 19 3/4 in./61.6 x 50.2 cm
Est: $3,500-$4,000.

The winter cat abided.

But there was no doubt, these cool cats were getting restless.

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449. Lait pur Stérilisé. 1896.
Artist: Théophil-Alexandre Steinlen
38 1/4 x 54 in./97.2 x 137.2 cm
Est: $12,000-$15,000.

Milk for the pussens?

Li’l girl take all the milk?

All the milk that wuz gonna make small cats big ‘n’ strong?

Okay that’s it.

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214. Rasurel. 1923.
Artist: Anonymous
45 3/8 x 62 1/4 in./115.2 x 158.2 cm
Est: $2,000-$2,500.

We outta here!

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284. Quinquina Dubonnet. 1895.
Artist: Jules Chéret
33 x 47 1/2 in./83.8 x 120.6 cm
Est: $2,500-$3,000.

Not knowing much about the world, however, they fell in with some…troublesome characters. Miss Quinquina Dubonnet, for example, loved to drink in all the cafés. At first, it was a lush life.

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471. May Belfort. 1895.
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
24 x 31 1/2 in./61.6 x 80 cm
Est: $14,000-$17,000.

One found work with May Belfort, singing in the Montmartre cabarets. But he realized he was just a prop for a dirty joke.

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429. Mistinguett : Maquette.
Artists: René Ranson
12 x 15 1/4 in./30.5 x 39 cm
Est: $2,500-$3,000.

May knew a fellow showgirl named Mistinguett.

“That greyhound, he’s got the life,” the cats said.

“Not really,” the greyhound said. “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out here. But I do know this guy… want to meet him?”

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121. Clown Renard / New Dog & Cat Show. ca. 1896.
Artist: Anonymous
36 7/8 x 27 1/2 in./93.6 x 70 cm
Est: $1,200-$1,500.

And that’s how Dack and Jack, the two rambunctious cats, really hit the big time.

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112. Barnum & Bailey / Greatest Show on Earth. 1913.
Artist: Anonymous
28 3/4 x 38 1/2 in./73 x 97.8 cm
Est: $1,000-$1,200.

I mean, they really hit the big time.

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