As both a Chow historian and photographer, the images in this album are of great inspiration to me. Thanks to Dennis Tang and Chris Clucas for scanning in their valuable collections of 1920’s – early 1950’s articles out of England dog magazines, filled with images.
The articles in their entirety are all being archived at ChowTales website but I wanted to point out a couple of important observations concerning all these images I selected for this album collection..
#1…vintage chow photos in magazines from the U.K. routinely featured both the dogs and their breeder in beautiful and natural poses…some with a bit of whimsy.
#2 …this is not something seen as commonly in USA publications of the same eras.
I find the U.K. imagery to be my favorites of all the photos I collect because they show both chow and human personality and also the scale of the dogs when near their breeder.
I hope these images will inspire all of our chow friends to not only snap the show photos in perfect form and groom, but to also catch those special “moments” with you AND your chows together in both natural and fun poses. These are the ones that the historians of the future will go crazy over!! GUARANTEED!!!
As a side note to my chow friends……don’t forget to print your favorite photos of you and your dogs and put them into archival quality albums. With all the beautiful digital photography out there today, they could unfortunately be forever lost if they are only stored in “the cloud” . The future collectors of Chow history thank you in advance!!! ~Sandra Miller