Hamlet (Cat), NYPL Digital Gallery ID#: TH-18164

A major gross out story in today’s Guardian about the infestation of West End theatres prompted me to look for an image of a venerable theatre cat.  Instead, I found a mystery set of digitized photographs of Hamlet (cat) from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Billy Rose Theatre Division photographs file; it was filed under “Personalities – H”.

Backstory, please!