Circa 1935 Famous American Illustrator Cleanthe Carr and one of her half dozen Chows, “Kubla Khan”. In 1937 Cleanthe and her chows were showcased in Life Magazine pictured at their “wedding”. The couple were soon blessed with a cream and honey-colored baby according to the LIFE article. Also see one of her illustrations in the […]
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It is amazing how many of the rich and famous... from silent films, to politics, and socialites adored their chows. The breed was quite the status symbol in America from the turn of the century through the 1940's and many stars even showed chows.
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Some of my most treasured finds are my images of President Calvin Coolidge and his lovely wife Grace, with their chows Tiny Tim and Blackberry. Other than Admiral Dewey who had a Chinese Chow named “Bob” as mascot to the USS Olympia during the Spanish American War, The Coolidges Chows were the most influential in bringing […]
What a beautiful photo this is of the gorgeous Princess Fawzia Fuad, Princess of Egypt. Sister to KingFarouk of Egypt, she is considered one of the most beautiful women of her day, with her dark hair and blue eyes. How exciting to see this vision of perfection with a black chow. Fawzia lived a long […]