This little snapshot I purchased was very low quality but I wanted to have it as a record for the archive. . The lighter dog with the big coat looks very familiar and I’m certain I will be able identify them all eventually. Top breeders and kennels including Mrs. Wagstaff of LEDGELAND Kennels and Flora […]
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Rare are the images found of exhibitors showing their dogs pre 1900 when the personal camera or "Brownie" came onto the scene. Prior to then, the camera exposures were so long that impromptu images taken at shows were pretty much out of the question. So different from today where throngs of digital photographers are snapping and selling dog show "candids" to their happy clients. You will find a variety of subjects in this category that i hope give a feel for what it would be like being at a dog show of yesteryear.
There are times I hit a brick wall in my chow research, and other rare times when every puzzle piece falls seamlessly into place. These finds which I will detail below were like opening a secret door to chow history. It all began with a purchase of very small snapshots of a dog show […]
This classically detailed art deco Heintz Art Metal trophy created in Fine Sterling over Bronze and weighing about 3 lbs, was won in 1922 at a Toledo, Ohio dog show held at the Hotel Secor (see hotel photos below). At the time this trophy was awarded, Champion Lu Cheng, a glorious deep red chow male […]