Dogs in Clover by D.A. Ponsonby, published by Hutchinson and Co. London, has such a charming illustrated cover with an equally lovely story within its covers I find it so interesting that there are no other illustrations inside the book….it looks like the illustrator of the covers name is something like “Norrington”. Below is a […]
A 1930s chow photo sets me off on an incredible journey to track down his origin. The path leads to a little chow puppy named Vee Dol ,the Graf Zeppelin, and the famous Steiff toy factory of Germany ~Sandra Miller Every once in a while one of the photos in my collection stops me in […]
TREASURE ALERT-A NEW/OLD PHOTO OF “BOB” ! Leslies Weekly magazine ” DEWEY NUMBER” CIRCA 1899 In this huge publication I spied what I was searching for and purchased the entire magazine to save this image for the archives. Onboard the USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey’s crew are keeping busy while the Admiral’s chow mascot “Bob” looks […]
These 3 charming original 12×9 charcoal/pencil drawings by artist Joan Robic were generously donated to the ChowTales archives by Christine Cameron These illustrations are pictured in a story in June 1979 The American Chow Chow magazine.
I received a wonderful surprise in the mail today from my dear friend Linda Love Banghart. She gifted this amazing compilation of chow stud book records dating from the 1950s thru the 1970s to the ChowTales archive. 188 teensie font printed pages jam packed with all the official AKC data on chows of the era. […]
MORE OMAR CHOWS family photos graciously shared by Mrs Kate Cuthberts’ great granddaughter and namesake “Kate” . The chow world is forever grateful for your family sharing these treasured images! I have had these photos in my “In Box” since May but have just now finally found a little window of […]
I feel a “Charlestons” coming on!!! CIRCA 1929 – Chows in Automobiles are one of my all time favorite photo subjects!! This one is no exception. “Which Speakeasy are we going to next dad?” This little faded photo in my private collection turned out great with a little photoshop TLC. Its the ‘cats pajamas’ […]
Circa 1938 Mrs Thomas Edison Sloane Sort of , kind of famous by being married to the grandson of Thomas Edison the American inventor.
Yesterday I worked on restoring these 112 year old, Cira 1910 large format photos. This is so early in western chow history it makes me ponder was this puppy from England or a Chinese import. Very unusual to have such professional and large photos of a chow…..and a puppy no less The photo paper is […]
Let me whisk you back in time to the Mineola Dog show , June 1926. A rare Chow time capsule indeed!! To an archivist, there is nothing quite so heartpounding as taking a faded moment in time, and bringing it to life through restoration. I felt a bit like Marty McFly in the movie […]