Up until 2 weeks ago I thought I had just about everything there was to collect when it came to Walt Disney and his connection with the Chow breed. Then out of the blue, an opportunity appeared to purchase this very rare set of Walt Disney cutouts, featuring of all things a Chow Dog!! Of course, […]
From beer to oranges to toothpaste…..Chows were used extensively in product advertising and promotion from the early 1900’s through the 1950’s. These canines with such an exotic appearance were viewed as the breed of socialites and movie stars, so they made the obvious choice for a warm and fuzzy soft sell. Some stars were pictured with their own Chow companions in ads.
As far as the world of antique Chow ephemera goes, in my book it just can’t get more amazing than this 1919 advertisement from the beautiful large scale Delineator magazine , published by Butterick (yes, the pattern people). The magazine pages are so large that it wouldn’t fit onto the scanner so I had […]
Over the years of collecting Chow ephemera, I have run across the two beautiful vintage 1940-1950’s citrus crate labels you see at the bottom of this collage, a number of times. The blue one was a gift from my friend Layla! I adore the graphics and even have the black one hanging in my kitchen. […]