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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS, c. 1918

Lucky Dog: 1920

Lucky Dog: 1920

January 14, 1920. Washington, D.C "Margaret Bell Saunders." Be a good boy and Mama won't have you turned into a coat! National Photo Co. View full size.

 

I might be related to her!

As soon as I saw her name, it tripped a dusty memory of mine from my years of doing genealogy.

Further research might be needed, but she could (could being key) be the daughter of Lucy Swett and George Thomas Sanders.

If so, she would have been around 25 years old when this photo was taken, and would have been deaf. Her father, George would have been one of Alexander Grahm Bell's fist students (and George's father would have also been one of the primary sponsors for Bell's invention of the telephone).

It's a tenuous link, and I don't have my subscription active to where I could narrow this down, but it certainly would fit - provided George and Lucy gave two daughters the same middle name. My Margaret Sanders has a sister named Lucy Bell Sanders.

[This lady's name is Saunders, not Sanders. - Dave]

Another bully breed!

This is probably what used to be known as a Boston Bull, now known as a Boston terrier. Their looks have changed a bit over the past century. Their great personality has NOT!

It Never Happened Before

Words escape me.

A Smooch for Maggie

Now that's a loving peck going on there.

Head warmer, gloves, a fur for the neck and good 'ol dog to keep you warm on a cold day.

 
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