Mental Floss

The First LOLcat Photographer

By Editorial Staff


When you think of influential photographers of the last century, names like Ansel Adams and Man Ray come to mind. We'd like to suggest another name for your consideration: Harry Whittier Frees. Frees was a prolific animal photographer, and though he had no way of knowing it at the time, his work with cats anticipated social media's great love affair with our furry friends.