In my ever-growing collection of dog-art are a few photographs, some quite old. It is a motley lot all of which came from the internet, some years ago and some more recently. You can see them all here today. The first was posted to usenet and is anonymous. All I know is the file name which appears under the photo. Possibly it is in France and would appear to be quite old. The people look really happy and just slightly mischievous to pose with their dog. Here it is:
The next photo dates to 1852 and is from some archive in California.
Dog owned by Sheldon Nichols — 1852
Click on the image to see it bigger (and better).
The next image dates to 1925 and the dog is perhaps the original movie dog, Rin Tin Tin. I snagged in from a family archive. Here it is:
Edward A. Bellande with Rin Tin Tin — 1925
Next is an image of a dog named Bum about to get a doughnut. This image comes from the San Diego Historical Society and dates to the year 1900.
Bum bums — 1900
The next photo dates to 1910 and shows dogs on the deck of the Roosevelt, which was the boat of Peary’s North Pole expedition. It came from the book by Robert E. Peary called, The North Pole — Its Discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic Club, which is available online from the Gutenberg Project, here.
Scene on the Roosevelt — 1910
Apparently 100’s of dogs went on that expedition. I don’t know how many returned nor how many (if any) got eaten.
Next comes an early photo of the Dutch photographer Richard Tepe (1864-1952) who posthumously became a prominent figure in Dutch nature photography. This photo is supposed to date to the year 1900 (dogs have their doubts).
Man with Dog–Richard Tepe–1900
As usual click on the image to see it better, i.e. larger.
Next is a photo by German born fashion photographer, Helmut Newton (1920-2004), known for fashion and nudes illustrating themes of mass media, glamor, sex, and theater. This image smacks of California but is actually Miami, Florida, dating to 1992. Enjoy this strange picture which came from usenet:
A Scene in Miami–Helmut Newton–1992
Last comes a contemporary photo by the Russian photographer Gregori Maiofis who was born in 1970 in St. Petersburg. The image itself comes from the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California where you can find more art photography. Here is the photo:
Gregori Maiofis–adversity makes strange bedfellows–2005-2006
I’m not completely sure the ‘bedfellow’ is a dog — but close enough for this cur.
I am, as usual, yours truly,
Rita the dog