UPDATE: 4 YEARS AFTER WRITING THIS ORIGINAL ARTICLE I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THIS TREASURE BELOW
Veedol looks to be maybe 5-8 months old at this point and still being advertised as the Graf Zeppelin mascot. What a life this young chow had as well as such a legacy to the Steiff company menagerie!
FROM THE MERCHANT I PURCHASED THE PHOTO FROM: “This is an original real glossy photo (not a printed lithograph photo) taken from Zeppelin–Weltfahrten which was a rare album sold in Germany in the early 1930’s. Germans would collect the individual real photos and mount them in their albums with history. The album this photo came in was falling apart with a tattered cover and loose pages.”