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Rock-a-Bye Puppy: 1914

Rock-a-Bye Puppy: 1914

Circa 1914. "Puppies in rocking crib." From the timeless genre of "humorous scenes of puppies and kittens dressed as humans and posed in human domestic situations." Photo by Harry W. Frees, Route 3, Rayersford, Pa. View full size.



the town is spelled Royersford in PA, not to far from where I grew up as a kid in a little village called Woxall. I find his work to be truly fascinating and today "lolcats" mimic his work.

Red Riding Hood

Reminds me of the wolf dressed in grandma's clothes in Little Red Riding Hood.

Just had to...again

Can't let sleeping dogs lie in BW. Color version is here.

The Sleeping Dog

is fake. What do you think?

[Wrong. - Dave]

Some photos are timeless

Mr. Harry W. Frees, Route 3, Rayersford, Pa. would have been amazed at the changes in the world 99 years in the future, but he would find work on the internet.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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