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Dogs

King Tut: 1929

King Tut: 1929

April 12, 1929. "King Tut, President Hoover's big German police dog, now makes the rounds of the sentry boxes in the White House grounds through the night. He is shown with W.S. Newton of the White House police." State, War & Navy building in the background. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Boy Who Cried, Dog

The Boy Who Cried, Dog

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Boy and dog." Feel free to construct your own narrative. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Car Shack: 1939

The Car Shack: 1939

July 1939. "Activity around station master's shack. Streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

A Boy and His Dogs: 1928

A Boy and His Dogs: 1928

August 1928. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. The caption label has come off this Harris & Ewing glass negative -- maybe someone recognizes the boy on the bike, who must have been at least a little newsworthy. View full size.

 

Puppy Garden: 1914

Puppy Garden: 1914

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

 

Goldbeck, Mrs., With Dog

Goldbeck, Mrs., With Dog

October 18, 1926. "Goldbeck, Walter, Mrs., with dog. 1 West 66th Street, New York City." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Family Butcher: 1910

Family Butcher: 1910

1910. Wellington, New Zealand. "David Taylor's butcher shop, Wadestown, showing decorated carcasses and horse-drawn delivery cart. David Taylor in doorway." Glass plate negative by Frederick James Halse. View full size.

 
 
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