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Dogs

Bring It On: 1915

Bring It On: 1915

1915. Washington, D.C. "Woman Suffrage. Hazel MacKaye." Hazel, director of the Susan B. Anthony Pageant, lived at 1729 H Street N.W. Her brother was the poet and playwright Percy MacKaye. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

White House Dog: 1926

White House Dog: 1926

September 23, 1926. "White House dog, medicine balls." And that's all they wrote. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bright-Eyed: 1915

Bright-Eyed: 1915

1915. "Dog show. Mrs. Henry C. Corbin." Another entry from H&E's series showing matrons, misses and their mutts at the Washington Kennel Club dog show of April 1915. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Empress: 1915

The Empress: 1915

Washington, D.C. "Dog Show, 1915. Mrs. Blanche Strebeigh Bonaparte." Dog owner Mrs. B. (this girl's mother) was married to Jerome Bonaparte, great-grandnephew of Napoleon. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Prairie Schooner: 1915

Prairie Schooner: 1915

March 1915. "San Francisco by wagon from Staten Island, New York." Three guys and a dog and their two-horsepower hybrid in Washington, taking the Overland Trail west. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

And Your Little Dog, Too: 1915

And Your Little Dog, Too: 1915

1915. "Mrs. H. Morgan Hill, Dog Show." Another photo from the Washington dog show series of pictures. If you crossed William Wegman and Richard Avedon, this might be the stylistic result. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Camera? What Camera?

Camera? What Camera?

"Miss Mary E. Patton. Dog Show, 1915." One of many images from the Washington dog show of 1915 showing fancy canines and their even fancier owners, all of them female for some reason. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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