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Puppy Garden: 1914

Puppy Garden: 1914

1914. "Dog watering flowers." Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.



Shoot the picture already! I'm running out of fake water.

artificial sprinkles

Looks like the sprinkles from the watering can were added after the fact. The tulips are real, some a bit over bloomed but pretty.

What strikes me about all these Frees photos is that the puppies and kittens don't seem stressed out. I've handled a lot of both in my six decades and know the "look".


That's not the way MY dogs water the flowers.

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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