Dog of the Week – Antique Dog Photos All images are from the collection of Nancy Chwiecko. If you wish to use any image on this site please provide a link back to this site Or include this attribution: “From the collection of Nancy Chwiecko: http://www.homedesignfordogs.com .”; Click on an image to enlarge it.
May 5, 2013
8 x 10 image of a Boston Terrier from the 1950′s?
April 21, 2013
CDV Two Hounds c. 1890 by Harald Bogh, Odense, Denmark
April 14, 2013
CDV Hound c. 1890 by Harald Bogh, Odense, Denmark
April 7, 2013
Cabinet Card Terrier c. 1890 W. Humphries
March 17, 2013
Terrier, CDV c. 1890 Atelier Mariette, Josef Fibl, Wien
March 10, 2013
CDV c. 1890 F.S. Mann, 13 Wellington Place, Hastings`
March 4, 2013
My scanner was not working – sorry for the missing Dog of the Week photos!
February 3, 2013
Real Photo Post Card 1911
January 27, 2013
Skye Terrier c. 1920
January 20, 2013
Real Photo Post Card c. 1910
January 13, 2013
Beautiful large dog on a chair c. 1910 RPPC.
Happy New Year
January 6, 2013
Homemade card “Nuremberg Mrs. Jones of Jellybag”? c. 1900
December 29, 2012
CDV c. 1890 of a handsome hound
December 25, 2012
Real Photo Post Card Pekingese Christmas 1924
Reverse side reads:
“To Louis & Horace. One of my treasures to wish you everything that is good. With love from us all at Fairy Glen. Xmas 1924″
December 16, 2012
Begging dog on chair c. 1920. This was one of the first dog photos I bought.
December 9, 2012
RPPC c. 1910 of a large dog on an Oriental carpet
December 2, 2012
CDV c. 1890 from Frankfurt, Germany
November 25, 2012
Real Photo Post Card “The Three Graces” dated 1.5.1912
November 18, 2012
Cabinet Card of a Spitz c. 1905
November 11, 2012
Real Photo Post Card dated November 26, 1912.
November 4, 2012
Real Photo Postcard of a Doberman Pinscher
October 28, 2012
Real Photo Postcard c. 1920 of a Pekingese in a boat
October 21, 2012
Real Photo Postcard c. 1910 of a large young dog on a chair.
October 7, 2012
Real Photo Postcard 1908. Inscription on the front reads:
“Brownie Carr. taken June 5th 1908″
September 30, 2012
Manchester Terrier Cabinet Card c. 1910
September 23, 2012
September 16, 2012
1940s images of a Dachshund, signed Conklin, St. Louis
September 10, 2012
CDV by Charles Taylor, Brixton Rise, London, S.W.
Inscription on the back ‘Blarney’ 1877
September 2, 2012
Beautiful Irish Setter from the early 1940s. Photographer unknown.
August 26, 2012
Back to School? Dog with books c. 1940. Photographer unknown.
August 19, 2012
“Bruno” mounted cabinet card c. 1910
August 12, 2012
Cabinet Card of a Collie c. 1900
August 5, 2012
Lovely mounted image c. 1900 from the studio of CJ Smith, Portland, Maine
Reverse inscription reads “Uncle Iver’s Dog”
July 29, 2012
Real Photo Postcard c. 1915
“Kitten and Foster Mother”
July 22, 2012
CDV of a terrier (possibly a Miniature Pinscher) c. 1890, color added, from the Photographic School of Art, George Thompson & Menzies, London.
July 15, 2012
CDV of a Jack Russell Terrier c. 1880
July 8, 2012
CDV Dated May 1865 Rulofson’s Art Gallery, Sonora, CA, Daniel Sewell, Proprietor
July 1, 2012
Very small image from Bennett Art Studio, Chicago c. 1900
June 24, 2012
CDV c. 1880 Richebourg, Paris
June 17, 2012
Jack Russell Terrier
CDV c. 1880 from the Bedford Park Studio, London
June 10, 2012
CDV 1903 German Spitz
Photographer C. Pietzner, Olmutz (or today Olomouc, Czech Republic)
June 3, 2012
Beautiful white fluffy puppy.
CDV size photograph c. 1900 from Langford photographic studio in Fresno, CA. Pencil inscription on the back reads: “Our youngest”
May 27, 2012
Real Photo Postcard c. 1907
“Somme” Another terrier!
May 20, 2012
CDV of a terrier c. 1880 from the studio of Lawrence Lowe, St. John’s Wood, London.
May 13, 2012
Collie Puppy “Rolland” From the studio of Karl Hintner, Salzburg, Austria dated December 20, 1909
May 6, 2012
Pointer, Cabinet Card c. 1900, Auburn, NY
April 29, 2012
German Spitz – RPPC dated 1902 “the dog never forgets!”
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A beautiful image of a small dog on top of a table captured by photographer James Russell, Chichester, UK in 1866. The back indicates that Russell won Honorable Mention at the International Exhibition of 1862in London. (not for this image).
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Curly Coated Retriever c. 1890 Cabinet Card
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Cabinet Card c. 1890 of a white dog on a fur throw from the Stimson studio in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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A real photo postcard from 1901 sent to someone in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The image depicts a little girl checking the dog’s pulse. The dog appears to be a border collie or English collie.
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Two lovely JRTs from Hungary. RPPC 1901.
March 18, 2012
CDV c. 1890 Small Dog on Table photographed in the studio of F.E. North, Rockville, Connecticut
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Real Photo Post Card c. 1910
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Real Photo Post Card c. 1910 Scotland
The simple message on the back has nothing to do with dogs but it evokes a sense of a particular day. “Dear David, We are having a lovely day here. We have left our coats with Mrs. Harley. Hope you are having a fine time. from Jessie.” It is addressed to Mr. D. Reid, Jr. in Edinburgh.
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Real Photo Post Card c. 1910, France. I thought this image was appropriate today because it ties in nicely with yesterday’s blog post “Beauty and The Bath”.
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A CDV of a sweet little dog on a table from a the studio of Wertheim, Berlin, Germany c. 1890.
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For Valentine’s Day Real Photo Post Card c. 1915 France
February 5, 2012
Terrier on a Table. CDV c. 1890 by William Miles & Company, Main St., Springfield, Massachusetts.
January 29, 2012
CDV of a terrier photographed c. 1870 in the studio of Cyrus Voss Bark, Clifton, UK. The back side says “Photographer to Her Majesty the Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.”
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Skye Terrier? CDV of a Skye Terrier. Photographed by Robert Faulkner of Westbourne Grove, Bayswater West, Torquay, UK. circa 1870.
January 15, 2012
The flip side of this CDV reads “Packets of Pointers Celebrated photographs of cats and dogs from life can be sent to any address for selection.” Harry Pointer(1822-1889) resided in Brighton, England and was well known for his portraits of pets.
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Look at the wonderful ears on this adorable little dog wrapped in a bow. This CDV c.1900 comes from Zwittau or Svitavy, Czech Republic.
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I think this image is an appropriate one for the start of the New Year. I normally collect images of dogs alone, but occasionally I find a really great image of a dog and a child. This is one of my favorites.
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Christmas Card from 1907
A real photo Christmas postcard from 1907 of two adorable fluffy dogs on a bench. The backside reads: “Christmas, 1907. With Kind Thoughts and Best Wishes…for Christmas and the New Year. From Nellie La Tall. Shircliffe, Stepney Road, Scarborough.
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Lovely Spitz perched on a cushion from the studio of RA Schlegel, Dresden, Germany. CDV c. 1880.
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Beautiful dog with a bow from the studio of Endrey, Paris c. 1915.
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Two lovely terriers, Real Photo Postcard, c. 1910.
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CDV c. 1890 of a Spaniel on a pedestal.
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A beautiful dog photographed in the Berlin studio of Grundner & Abich in 1896.
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Another Japanese Chin? This CDV image was photographed by L. Alman in New York City c. 1870
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Studio portrait CDV of a Japanese Chin from 1900.
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This Greyhound was photographed in the Burgess Studio, Chamberlain, South Dakota c. 1900. The name “Dandy” is penciled on the back side. Note the false backdrop painted in perspective complete with a plant, artwork, drape and rug!
The detail is wonderful on this image of a small dog on an ornate bench. Cabinet Card c. 1880 from Kingston, NY.
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Real Photo Post Card c. 1910
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Vintage amateur photo from the 1920s or 30s set in a decorative cardboard matt.
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This is a real photo post card c. 1910 of Shetland Sheepdogpuppies.
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I was at Camp Unleashed in Becket, MA so I am posting this late. Be sure to check my blog this weekend for a new post relating to camp.This image shows 11 dogs sitting on overturned metal wash tubs in front of a farm house c. 1910.
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Great image of a a Cairn Terrier wearing a hat from about 1910. ________________________________________________________________ August 21, 2011
Is this an English Shepherd? He/she looks reminiscent of the typical “Farm Dog” found throughout the US in the 20th century. My father grew up with such a dog and they were simply known as “sheep dogs”. This dog was photographed in the studio of Earl F. Held in Scranton, PA in front of an elegant backdrop. The owner appears to be standing at the left edge of the image. ________________________________________________________________ August 14, 2011
A regal dog on his throne. This is a real photo postcard c. 1905 of what appears to be a Manchester Terrier. ________________________________________________________________ August 7, 2011
Photo Postcard from 1908. The colors suggest that these puppies are Gordon Setters. The inscription under the photo reads: Lloyd! My dogs are prettier than your dog. Adella M. ________________________________________________________________ July 31, 2011Cabinet Card c. 1890 of a large dog (puppy?) photographed in the Mandeville studio in Lowville, New York.
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CDV c. 1890 of a small white dog perched on a chair covered with fabric. This appears to be in someone’s home and not in a photographer’s studio. ________________________________________________________________ July 17, 2011 Summer Comfort
Real photo postcard from 1907 of a puppy in a hammock, copyright 1906 by the Rotograph Co., NY. This image was part of a series of dog related postcards that were popular during that time. It’s very appropriate for the current heat weave we are experiencing this week. _____________________________________________________________________________ July 10, 2011
CDV of a begging dog photographed in the studio of Johnson, Waupun, Wisconsin c. 1880. ________________________________________________________________ July 4, 2011
Cabinet Card c. 1900 photographed by Eduard Strassnicky in Vienna. ________________________________________________________________ June 26, 2011
Pointer Cabinet Card of a beautiful Pointer from Babylon, Long Island, NY. c. 1900. This dog is King of Kent and he was owned by Westminster Kennel Club. ____________________________________________________________ June 19, 2011 Dachshund
CDV of a smooth Dachshund c. 1900. ___________________________________________________________ June 12, 2011
French Bulldog This fabulous French Bulldog sitting on a beautiful wicker chair was probably photographed in a studio in France. Note the Badger fur collar that was popular on Frenchies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At that time, French Bulldogs were popular models for papier-mache’ automatons that had moving parts. They often sported Badger fur collars too. Examples can be found in antique stores and online. ________________________________________________________________ June 5, 2011 Real Photo Post Card c. 1905 of two beautiful spaniels from Camden, Maine. ________________________________________________________________ May 29, 2011
This photo of a sweet looking dog on a chair was photographed c. 1900 in B. Winter’s Studio on Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. ________________________________________________________________ May 22, 2011
American Water Spaniel The American Water Spaniel is the “State Dog” of Wisconsin. This Cabinet Card c. 1890. from Neillsville, Wisconsin shows an American Water Spaniel posing on a fake straw bale. The painted backdrop appears to be a woodland lake view. The photographer is W.H. Drake. ___________________________________________________________________ May 15, 2011
Spitz CDV of a beautiful Spitz type dog photographed in the studio of Sigmund Bing in Vienna, Austria in 1903. ________________________________________________________________ May 8, 2011
Mastiff Cabinet Card Photo c. 1880 by JM White, Port Huron, Michigan. The piece of white fabric behind his front legs suggest someone holding him who is hidden from view. ________________________________________________________________ May 1, 2011
Cabinet Card c. 1880 of a lovely spaniel. Origin and photographer are unknown but I believe this image is from England. ________________________________________________________________ April 22, 2011
Pekingese or Tibetan Spaniel? Beautiful image of a dog perched on a railing in a photographer’s studio. W.J. Neville, The Pier Studio, Felisxtowe. ___________________________________________________________ April 17, 2011
Chasing Cats This real photo postcard from 1915 is addressed to Lawrence Rodine, City. The city is Stratford, Iowa and the photographer is Lander. The inscription on the front was written by the dog Tip and says ”I was down to the studio one morning. Had been chasing cats in the wet grass, see….inhaste Tip” We can see that Tip’s legs are wet. His tail in the air presents a sense of excitement. I love this photo because it makes me want to know more about Tip and “the Studio”. _________________________________________________________________ April 10, 2011
Ziggy was photographed in 1889 by H.B. Upton of Crystal Lodge, Petersham, Surrey. H.B. Upton was “Photographer to the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Mary”. In 1839 Edwin Landseer created a painting Princess Mary with a Landseer Newfoundland dog. _____________________________________________________________ April 3, 2011
Vaudeville Act or Dog Wedding? 15 dogs on stage for what appears to be a dog wedding. This image is a Cabinet Card from about 1900. The words “ENTRADA AL CABARET” can be seen on the left side of the backdrop. _____________________________________________________________ March 27, 2011
A well read dog. This cabinet card was created by the Sexton studio in Bushnell, Illinois in 1905. ______________________________________________________________________________ March 21, 2011
Two Basset Hounds? Both of these dogs appear to be Basset Hounds. However, long hair is not part of the breed standard today even though they do occasionally occur. Both photos are Cabinet Cards from the 1890s. The first image of “Sancho”is by JJ Gibson from
Penge, London and the image on the right of “Bolivar” is by H. Wilbur of New York City. _________________________________________________________________________ March 14, 2011
Begging long-haired Dachshund. Real photo postcard c. 1905. _____________________________________________________________________________ March 6, 2011
A real photo postcard of what appears to be an American Bulldog puppy. The inscription reads “11/23/1909, The Damn Dog. “Snoodles” 5 months old The card is addressed to Miss Gertrude Woods and postmarked in Los Angeles, CA. __________________________________________________________________________________ February 27, 2011
“Dora” as in adorable. This image is the size of a CDV and is probably European from 1905. Photographer unknown. ____________________________________________________________________________________ February 20, 2011 Six Saint Bernards These images were purchased as a lot of six cabinet card photos taken between 1870 and 1890. The dogs appear to be related although they were photographed in 3 different studios. Compare these dogs to modern Saint Bernards and you will see physical differences. The information on the back of some of the photos indicates that these dogs were probably important breeding stock. The first dog, Castor, was owned by Heinrich Schumacher one of the first people responsible for recording his breeding.
1 and 2 M. Vollenweider & Fils. Berne, Switzerland
4. Gebruder Taeschler Photographer St. Fiden-
St. Gallen, Switzerland
5. and 6. Emil Barth, Thun,
February 13, 2011
The back side of this real photo postcard reads “Nutty, 9 mos. old”. Note the ball between the front paws. ____________________________________________________________________________________ February 6, 2011
A cabinet card by G.W. Brown from Cheyenne, Wyoming circa 1900. Text on the back reads: “TONY, The American Dollar Dog,” is probably the only dog in the world that can tell the difference between an American dollar and a counterfeit or Mexican dollar. However incredible this may seem to many, it is nevertheless true and there has never been counterfeit dollar given him to test that he failed to detect. Any one doubting the above statement can be convinced by calling at the Jewelry Store of Geo. W. Brown, 17th st. Cheyenne, Wyo.” ____________________________________________________________________________________ January 30, 2011
This is a studio portrait of a little terrier by Fred S. Crowell of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. It’s a cabinet card froam the 1880s. _______________________________________________________________ January 23, 2011
A real photo postcard of a dog named “Bingo” from 1910. He looks like a Border Collie. The photographer is unknown. The message on the back of the card reads: “Excuse pencil my pen broke. Bingo was glad to see us. Am so glad to be feeling good. Arrived home safely had a delightful trip. I have been sick in bed for over a week, we feared typhoid fever at first but I feel a little better now. We were very happy to hear from you… Amelia” _______________________________________________________________ January 16, 2011
Pitbull by unknown photographer. _______________________________________________________________ January 9, 2011
This image of a beautiful mastiff perched on a bench in front of an outdoor painted backdrop was photographed in the studio of H. Fritz in Hamburg, Germany in 1883. _______________________________________________________________
- A “Pekingese spaniel”? (retrieverman.wordpress.com)