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Snow Boy: 1929

Snow Boy: 1929

1929. "Snow Boy, White House guard dog." Two visitors and an unidentified fur. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Fala's grandparent?

It would be interesting to know if this Scottish terrier was a ancestor of a future White House resident: Fala, FDR's dog!

New England dog?

Did Snow Boy come from Massachusetts or Vermont with Cal and Grace, or was he a D.C. dog?

Took me a second

I didn't even see the second dog at first glance. It does blend with the fur coat. Guess that solves the riddle of what kind of fur it is!

Different era when you could walk right up to the fence and play with the "guard dog" at the White House.

Homeland Security

If she attempted to do that today, she would henceforth be known as "Lefty."

Congenial canine

It's a friendly dog that lets a stranger hold a paw.

Blurry distinction

It's hard to tell where the lady's coat ends and her dog begins.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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