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Pride of Pet: 1915

Pride of Pet: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Dog show." The happy couple, looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Ruff on rodents

Cairn terriers were bred to go after rats, I bet this one was a keen killer of vermin. A friend of mine had a cairn, sweet little dog, nice disposition, until one day I saw it go after a rat in the woodpile, and its natural instincts kicked in. Brutal.

You can also lift them up by the tail (I guess they got used to being lowered into cairns to ferret out rodents.)

Face netting in D.C.

Washington was built on a swamp. The netting is to stop the mosquito attacks.

The lost pilot episode

for "Groomer Has It."

Veiled Threads

Kind of a facial chastity belt.


We're safe here, it isn't Kansas.


Her quasi-pyramidal coat buttons are nifty.

She may look ditzy

but she's got that dog over a barrel.


Back-alley dog shows are the best!

The netting??

Did the netting (I'm guessing it's part of the hat) serve any purpose or was that just the fashion at the time??

The Dog

Looks to be a Cairn Terrier, I wonder if his name is Toto.


Miss Gulch: If you don't hand over that dog, I'll bring a damage suit that'll take your whole farm! There's a law protecting folks against dogs that bite!

What disease is that?

That poor woman has spots all over her face.

Haute Couture

Another veil that makes the wearer appear to be suffering from or enjoying some dreaded skin disease.

Extreme dog show

Are those bullet holes in the bricks?

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