This photo was one of the biggest risks I have ever taken in purchasing an image in “hopes” of a special Chow find. The low resolution scan online I could barely make out the shapes of people, but I knew from the date provided that there was a large chow entry at this particular east […]
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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.
CH. WINDHOLMES WAN LUNG Sire Ch. Winsum Min T’sing Dam Windholme’s Amoy This gorgeous painting above by artist Gustav Muss Arnolt depicts the winner of this second Chow Club of America National Specialty. Besides being a rare win for a bitch in any era, her photo was no where to be found and on my […]
When I discovered this article about our local Portland Oregon Benched show in 1904, it really struck a chord. How exciting to see what dogs were entered and my imagination runs wild thinking of what those two dogs looked like in person. Dr. Pilkington who owned the dog “Chink” actually has a handler listed. I […]