CIRCA 1920’s – This incredible original rare photo came from a home snapshot that I purchased many years ago. It will always remain among my favorite chow images from this era. After studying images of this woman for a long time, I am fairly convinced this is Mrs Virginia Waller of Sum Chows sitting with her chows on the dog show bench. She was one of a kind, extremely classy in her dressing and one of the few women in her age group exhibiting chows at the time. See one of my photos with a positive ID of Mrs Waller below
If this is indeed Mrs Waller, I would guess the black chow to be her Ch. Hok Lo Foo. Black chows were are rarity in this timeframe and Hok Lo Foo was a standout. One can never be certain this is Virginia Waller but the chances are good that this could be her.