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 […]
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.
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. […]
I (In the private collection of Sandra Miller) What an unusual ad this is……the 1940s-1950’s public image of our chow breed, was certainly not the best, according to the many articles and newspaper reports of dog bites I keep running into from these decades. Chows had quite the reputation as being unpredictable and aggressive, due […]