Just when I think I have every press photo imaginable of the Coolidge family and their chows, another one comes along to delight me!!! The image being very old and yellowed as well as blurry took some serious restoration work to bring out the details of the Chow etc, but I think you can now see his lovey face. Tim was a very dark red little chow.
This 1927 original 8×10 press photo in my private collection features the red chow “Tiny Tim” who was a Whitehouse favorite. The text on the back of the photo reads
MRS COOLIDGE AND HER NEW BLACK HILL PETS
Chicago, Aug 2-27:- Diana, the new white Collie, given to Mrs. Coolidge, after the death of Prudence Prim, Tiny Tim, the Chow, and the Democratic Donkey, Ebeneezar, present a varied trio as they are pictured with the First Lady of the grounds of the State Game Lodge, where the President and Mrs. Coolidge are vacationing in the Black Hills of South Dakota
UPDATE February 1 2021- The photos below are some more new press photos I recently purchased and I thought they would go well here. The left photo looks to be shot the same day as the above photo in 1927. The right image was later after Calvin Coolidge had passed. Tim was the only dog the Coolidges kept after leaving the Whitehouse, so I am pretty sure that even though the adult chow looks almost black, it is probably Tim (same as the puppy on left) who matured as a deep deep mahogany red
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Connie Walge says
I never tire of seeing pics of Mrs. Coolidge and her Chows!
Do you have any pics of Georgia O’Keefe and her Chows whom she called her ” little people.?”
Hi Connie ! Yes here is an article full of photos and clippings I did a few years ago about Georgia O’keeffe. Enjoy! https://chowtales.com/georgia-okeeffe-content-yet/