General Philip Henry Sheridan's horse Winchester was wounded in Civil War battles and commended for his speedy, reliable service to the Union Army.

General Philip Henry Sheridan's horse Winchester was wounded in Civil War battles and commended for his speedy, reliable service to the Union Army. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

These 1916 #MuseumCats are part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music in the museum's Archives Center.

Black Cat Dance, 1916 Vintage Sheet Music great image for an invitation , poster art and name for a halloween party or ball

Red Fraggle, Boober Fraggle, and Traveling Matt will look familiar to children of the 1980s. They're now part of our collection!

On the anniversary of Jim Henson's birthday, the National Museum of American History received a donation of more than 20 Henson puppets.

#MuseumCats on Broadway: this black velvet Mr. Mistoffelees costume is from the musical CATS, which premiered in London in 1981. Manhattan's Winter Garden Theatre hosted 7,397 consecutive performances of the show over 18 years.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber breaks his own record when "The Phantom of the Opera" becomes longest-running Broadway show, surpassing "CATS." This "CATS" costume was created for the character of Mistoffelees, "the original conjuring cat.

A #MuseumCats object from our Medicine & Science collection: "Little Scratches" cellulose nitrate notebook, 1903.

Cats in Applied Arts, Decorative Arts & Advertising: "Little Scratches" - Whitehead & Hoag Company vintage advertising notebook

Front of trade card is color drawing of little girl in pink frock and white bonnet looking over a black dog facing left. Girl holds a rose in her hand. Back of trade card (and others by Capital City Tea Co.) has stamped logo. National Museum of American History, Archives Center.

Front of trade card is color drawing of little girl in pink frock and white bonnet looking over a black dog facing left. Girl holds a rose in her hand. Back of trade card (and others by Capital City Tea Co.) has stamped logo. National Museum of American History, Archives Center.

Gilbert Dwoyid Olmstead, born in March 1914, was an African American photographer. In this photo of his from around 1944, a woman feeds a kitten. Most of his photos in our collection were taken in the early 1940s in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. They document the everyday life of African American residents in this area and their living conditions. Credit: G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. #HugYourCatDay

Gilbert Dwoyid Olmstead, born in March 1914, was an African American photographer. In this photo of his from around 1944, a woman feeds a kitten. Most of his photos in our collection were taken in the early 1940s in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. They document the everyday life of African American residents in this area and their living conditions. Credit: G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. #HugYourCatDay

These 1900 #MuseumCats can be found in our Ivory Soap Advertising Collection, 1883-1998.

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Ivory Soap Advertising Collection

This jagging wheel (tool used to crimp pie crust before baking) is scrimshaw--carved from a whale tooth by sailors. It's in the shape of a hippocamp, an imaginary beast combining a horse and a fish.

This jagging wheel (tool used to crimp pie crust before baking) is scrimshaw--carved from a whale tooth by sailors. It's in the shape of a hippocamp, an imaginary beast combining a horse and a fish.

Brooks' Bears-Foot Ointment for "piles, sores, itch, tetter, eczema, chronic sore legs, dandruff and other scalp diseases, mange in dogs, sore backs and sore shoulders in horses."

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products in the Medicine and Science Collections -- Foot Care

#MuseumCats Day wouldn’t be complete without this 1985 metal lunch box from our collections. The television series “Thundercats,” which aired from 1985 to 1987, mixed the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and mythology. Did you ever watch it?

Thundercats Lunch Box by Aladdin Industries, 1985 via Siqueira Spencer Museum of American History, Smithsonian

Another #MuseumCats item in our collection: this 1846 lithograph by the Sarony & Major firm of New York shows a cat caught in a trap.

Another item in our collection: this 1846 lithograph by the Sarony & Major firm of New York shows a cat caught in a trap.

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