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His Master's Voice: 1915

His Master's Voice: 1915

An uncaptioned circa 1915 glass negative taken outside a Victrola "talking machine" store in Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

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It's hard to define.

But these people are the definition of "jaunty."


stanton_square is my hero.

Harris & Ewing Studio

This photo was taken in front of the Harris & Ewing Studio at 1311 F Street N.W. The Dec. 20, 1916 Washington Post includes a Victrola ad which lists 11 dealers in D.C. including "Robt. C. Rogers Co., 1313 F St., N.W."

The Library of Congress has a photo of the exterior of the building showing the Rogers Co. store as well as the entrance canopy seen in the photo. Still haven't figured out who the people are.


I have the pleasure of working with a Cairn terrier on a daily basis. She's a "blondie" though, a wheaten.


The dog looks snobby as well!

Happy dog...

Am I the only one to notice the dog is wagging his tail? The tip is the only thing in the picture which is blurred.


The dog is thinking, I better behave or she'll turn me into a fur stole and collar like my predecessor!

The hat!

Erik can you steal me her hat!

Warm Up the Time Machine

I must steal that dog!


The dog is a cairn terrier, a breed had just been admitted to the American Kennel Club in 1912. Toto in "The Wizard of Oz" was a cairn.


The gent looks like the Old Wagonmaster from "Death Valley Days."

Great style!

The clothes are fantastic! And the little pup is so darn cute.

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