Tag Archives: Dogs

1927: The Pat, Pat, Pat of the Sleepy Sheep

From Katherine Morris Lester’s Great Pictures and Their Stories, Book Three (1927): Picture Study is rapidly becoming an im­portant factor in our public school education. “Nearly every progressive city,” says the Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C., “is making use of … Continue reading

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3rd Century BC: Dog

Dog Vessel: Colima, Mexico (200 B.C. – A.D. 500) (source)

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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 AD: 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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1927: Pancho Villa’s Pet Deer Moves to Los Angeles

Betty Bradley and her pet deer, Bennie (1927); “Bennie (or Benny) the deer was said to have been the former pet of revolutionary Pancho Villa, and was given to Betty Bradley while she was visiting in Mexico with her parents. … Continue reading

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