I’m sure you can tell by the ChowTales logo I designed that my favorite Chow collectible is ephemera showing Chows with old cars. I have been working on restoring the ones in my private collection for years and now have enough of them to make a decent Curated Collection in the archive. Many of these photos were badly damaged and faded before restoration. I hope you enjoy these precious Chowdren and their automobiles!!
I honestly did not think this stunning photograph would end up being in my collection. The price tag was far above what I have ever paid for a single snapshot, but I understood that the subject matter gave this image the triple threat of collector values. A uniformed officer, antique cars, cars and more cars…and a chow. NOT JUST A CHOW.. but a SMOOTH chow. A rarity in it’s own right in the 1920s!
If anyone can ID what this 3 wheeled vehicle is called I would love to hear from you in the comments. It looks motorized
CIRCA 1938 MAN AND WOMAN WITH THEIR CHOW IN A SPORTS CAR
Edwardian woman in a “horseless carriage” with her chow puppy
This is amazing. I enjoy these pictures so much. I have 3 Chows and I adore the breed. I love reading about their history and seeing the old pictures in comparison to what they look like today.
Thank you SO much Mary for stopping in to read the posts at ChowTales!!! This breed is so unique and its history is fascinating. Everytime I turn over another “stone” there are more surprises!! Give those 3 chows a purple smooch for me!! ~Sandra
Jones Kelley says
Thank you so much for all you do on this site! I really enjoy your art as well, just ordered your fabulous calendar!