More to explore:

Ernest Hemingway

  • Renee Atkinson

    Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway was one of the more famous lovers of polydactyl cats, after being first given a six-toed cat by a ship's captain. Upon Hemingway's death in 1961, his former home in Key West, Florida, became a museum and a home for his cats, and it currently houses approximately fifty descendants of his cats (about half of which are polydactyl)., and check out the brick memorials of his deceased cats if you visit. Cool house.

More from this board

Hemingway

Torre Johnson In the Hemingway house the cats roam everywhere, even monopolise the dining table. These photos were taken in 1954 prior to Ernest HEMINGWAY's visit to Sweden to collect the Nobel Prize for Literature (1954) and show him and his wife Mary Welsh at their home in Cuba. It is called LA FINCA VIGIA (Lookout Farm) and is located in San Francisco de Paula in Cuba amongst thirteen acres of land and gardens, and an orchard, an oasis in the decaying Cuban town.

Image: Ernest Hemingway six-toed cats #

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats

Ernest Hemingway with his Cats