Saturday, August 13, 2016

Spool cotton trade card: Girl and cat attempting to enter our dimension

This Victorian trade card features a little girl and her white cat attempting to tear through the very fabric of reality and enter our universe. I've been keeping a close eye on it since I first came across it. I think the tears are getting larger. I wonder if there's some secret government agency that I should contact, to inform them of this extra-dimensional breach in progress.

This isn't an isolated incident, either. An online search found some other Victorian trades that point toward a coordinated assault from the denizens of the Two-Dimensional World.

It's all a little too creepily reminiscent of that Stephen King novella "The Sun Dog." (Although I might generally be OK with cats from other dimensions coming here, because all cats are cool.)

This trade card's parallel-universe rupture is sponsored by Willimantic Thread, which was just one of a half-dozen (or more) thread companies that prospered in Willimantic, Connecticut, during the 1800s. You can read much more about that history at, a website that is far more educational and far less silly than this post.

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