Tag Archives: Dogs

1939: Dog Fight

Bill Traylor: Untitled (Dog Fight with Writing) (c. 1939-40) (source) Bill Trylor Bill Tralor Bill Traylor This Dryling Was Done By Bill Tralor old man 85 years old

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1807: The Westwood Children

Joshua Johnson: The Westwood Children (c. 1807)

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1903: Little Red Riding Hood and Friends

Illustrations from W. W. Denslow’s 1903 series of picture books: Little Red Riding Hood, Denslow’s Humpty Dumpty, The Three Bears, Old Mother Hubbard, and House that Jack Built. Denslow is best known as the illustrator of L. Frank Baum’s The … Continue reading

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2nd Century: I Was Trained to Run Boldly through Strange Forests

A 1st or 2nd century Roman epitaph for a pet dog named Margarita (“Pearl”), written from the point of view of the deceased: [G]ALLIA · ME · GENVIT · NOMEN · MIHI · DIVITIS · VNDAE CONCHA · DEDIT · … Continue reading

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16th Century: Dog and Cat

Dosso Dossi: Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Dog and Cat (16th Century) “This kind of moody portrait, or image of a particular human type, was popularised by Giorgione: here the dog and cat may allude to conflicting sides of … Continue reading

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1665: Fleas

Gerard ter Borch: Boy Ridding his Dog of Fleas (1665)

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1805 BC: Game of Hounds and Jackals

A board game from the reign of Amenemhat IV (c. 1814–1805 BC) (source)

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