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Carl Van Vechten

Photographic self-portrait by Carl Van Vechten, taken in 1934
Born (1880-06-17)June 17, 1880
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Died December 21, 1964(1964-12-21) (aged 84)
New York City, U.S.
Education Washington High School
Alma mater University of Chicago
Occupation Photographer
Spouse(s) Anna Snyder (1907–1912),
Fania Marinoff (m. 1914–64)

The cat, it is well to remember, remains the friend of man because it pleases him to do so and not because he must.
Carl Van Vechten
An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage.
Carl Van Vechten
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
Carl Van Vechten
A cat is never vulgar.