For all of you who remember the TV sitcom “All in the Family”, who are chow lovers….you will LOVE these next few images!!! Sally was Portland Oregon born and raised through high school so she has a very special spot in my heart and I have always been on a search for more images to add to my collection. The photo above is one of my favorites. It was a very faded newspaper photo that I managed to revive in Photoshop with some careful touchup. The story with the photo states as follows”
LA5-JULY 17) — SALLY AND CHESTER– Actress Sally Struthers poses recently with her Chinese Chow, Chester. Miss Struthers plans to enter her three Chinese Chows in the 1986 Purina Dog Chow Search for hte Great American Dog. The contest winner receives $25,000 and will ride on a float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (AP LASERPHOTO) (elf50200-h0) 1986
Then lo and behold, in a box brimming full of Chow news clippings and articles from our chow friend Mary Counihan was this awesome photo of Sally with her mother , daughther and one of her 4 chows from the holiday issue of a magazine. No mention of the dog but at least he is here in full color.
Sally had 4 chows…CHARLIE CHOW, CHESTER CHOW, CHUCKLE CHOW, and EDDIE CHOW
Another photo above that came from my own magazine clippings collection and not in the best condition but still as cute as it can be!!
And finally an absolutely charming painting created by the actress herself depicting Sally relaxing under a tree with one of her chows. This postcard advertising the art show is in the collection of Mary Counihan. What a gorgeous copy of the artwork in vibrant colors!
The framed print versoion of the artwork. It is signed and dated ’84 and was purchased by Christine Cameron at the 1994 National..