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Dogs

Rubbers for Rover: 1928

Rubbers for Rover: 1928

Feb. 9, 1928. Washington, D.C. "Peter Pan, wire-haired terrier pet of the personal secretary to President Coolidge and Mrs. Edward T. Clark, arrived at the White House today attired in 'flapper galoshes'." You lucky dog! View full size.

 

Subwoofer: 1923

Subwoofer: 1923

January 26, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Largest and smallest dog at dog show." Previously seen here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Enchanté: 1937

Enchanté: 1937

October 1937. "Family of Joe Kramer, farmer near Williston, North Dakota." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Blended Family: 1914

Blended Family: 1914

1914. "Puppy 'mother' in costume holding kitten 'baby'." Like millions of other kitties, this one was probably adopted. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

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.

 

Crack Shot: 1957

Crack Shot: 1957

"M + Jamie Wooddale 10-19-57." Our latest slide from the Linda Kodachromes. Construct your own narrative from the various cues and clues! View full size.

The Happy Homemaker: 1952

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The Happy Homemaker: 1952

Los Angeles circa 1952. "Actress Betty White at home with her dog." Note what looks like an Emmy Award atop the television set. Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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