Vintage dogs

Photographic evidence that my love of hounds is genetic

Photographic evidence that my love of hounds is genetic

AREN’T old photographs fascinating? Even more so if they have dogs in them. When I see a fading picture from the 19th or early 20th century, if it has a dog in it it somehow seems much closer in time to me. I find I identify with the people much more easily if there’s a dog hanging around in the frame, lounging on someone’s lap or sitting politely next to its owner in the otherwise stiff formal portraits of those times. 

If you’re stuck inside due to rain this week, you might enjoy this website, full of vintage photos of our best friend through the ages (at least, the photographable ages). Maybe it will inspire you to go through that neglected box of photographs in search of your own old dogs.

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