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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Dog Box: 1923

Dog Box: 1923

February 1923. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Puppies." Probably poky. Lovably little. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
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Breed guesses?

I almost want to think these are Airedale pups...just a hint of facial furnishings, ear set and leg hair makes me lean towards that...would love to see Mom!

Little Rascals

This looks just like a scene from the 1930 Our Gang comedy, "Pups is Pups," in which Wheezer runs all over the neighborhood in an attempt to retrieve his runaway puppies. They're trained to come to the sound of the bell he carries, but there seem to be bell sounds all over town that distract them. Just when all seems lost and Wheezer starts to cry, the puppies come running and smother him with kisses.

Lefty Instinct

Only lefty kept looking at the camera. Everyone else just had to look at the squirrel.

 
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