CIRCA 1914 – AN OFFICER IN FIGHTING KIT HOLDING HIS PET DOG, A CHOW CHOW, ON BOARD THE HMS OAK © IWM (Q 18067)
Courtesy the Imperial War Museum….these three stunning photos of navy men with their chow mascots on board ship during WW1. I have a number of photos from this era of “wartime chows” that I need to add to this collection to keep them all in one place . These are a lovely addition to the archives and I am grateful to IWM for allowing them to be shared with attribution.
CIRCA 1914 ROYAL OFFICERS WITH A GROUP OF DOG MASCOTS ABOARD THE HMS ROYAL OAK © IWM (Q 17984)
A naval rating holding a bear, one of the mascots ab
This above awesome find came about as the result of a search, looking for more information about the previous photo I posted with the chow and bear aboard a ship.
I have seen a number of chows mistaken for “bears” in photo captions during my research. I just love this!
Tineke van derHeideDas says
Thanks for all the work you have done and still are doing, it is so excited to see and read about all the chow history.
Tineke, Thank YOU for stopping by to read the ChowTales articles!! As you know only too well, everything to do with this breed is a labor of love! Big hugs, Sandra