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A Dog’s Life

Img245While I would never post photos of or boast about my children, I will tell you all about our adorable new puppy, Herschel, a two month old German Shepherd. I went out to Pennsylvania looking for antiques and wound up bringing back something much furrier.

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Herschel has swiftly taken over our household and immersed us in canine cuteness. With him in mind, here are some great illustrations and dog-related ephemera that I currently have available.

 

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Various Breeds of Dogs seen on 1930s Tobacco Cards $1 each
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1960s- Very Lassie- Collie Flash Card $7

 

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Hand-Colored 1840s Engraving of A "Pale Dogfox" whatever that is? $28

 

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Early Embossed Label $3

 

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Victorian Trade Card with a Cute White Dog $5

 

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The reverse side of the trade card

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Three Beautiful Victorian Color Lithographs of Various Dog Breeds, Johnson's Household Book $35 each. It is interesting to note how different the breeds looked over 100 years ago.<br>

I wouldn't want to leave out images of my favorite breed- The German Shepherd Dog. While I love many and most breeds of dog, Shepherds just epitomize, for me, dog-ness. I have some lovely colored prints of Strongheart. Strongheart (1917 – 1929) was a male German Shepherd Dog who became one of the earliest canine film stars. He appeared in several movies, including a 1925 adaptation of White Fang. Some of these pictures were highly successful, and did much to encourage the popularity of the German Shepherd breed.

A popular celebrity in his day, Strongheart paved the way for the much better remembered Rin Tin Tin.

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One last image to leave you with…an East German Science Chart of Pavlov's Dog.

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