There is nothing more satisfying as an archivist than to be doing this long enough where a single puzzle piece sets off a landslide of “oooh ….I have this too…and that as well” in my head! This beautiful photo, original 1921 , 8×10 of the celebrated Ja Pa Red Fad , I was lucky enough to obtain from a dealer who had a number of very old chow photos that he sold to me privately. On the back was the information below the photo. I dove into my archives and came up with a number of other goodies that correspond with this lovely dog. SIRE Greenstone Tosa DAM Ja Pa Tong Gee
I find it so interesting how the “press” and a dog specialist magazine see the same dog. The first photo, while being very high quality was not too flattering. The dog magazine photo directly above shows a much more flattering view of this deep mahogany colored youngster, who soon became a champion and popular sire.
And above, seeing Red Fad at 10 months shows how he was developing. I hope to add more treasures to this page eventually as I remember where I tucked away some of my ads etc.