For all of you who remember the TV sitcom “All in the Family”, who are chow lovers….you will LOVE these next few images!!! Sally was Portland Oregon born and raised through high school so she has a very special spot in my heart and I have always been on a search for more images to add to my collection. The photo above is one of my favorites. It was a very faded newspaper photo that I managed to revive in Photoshop with some careful touchup. The story with the photo states as follows”
LA5-JULY 17) — SALLY AND CHESTER– Actress Sally Struthers poses recently with her Chinese Chow, Chester. Miss Struthers plans to enter her three Chinese Chows in the 1986 Purina Dog Chow Search for hte Great American Dog. The contest winner receives $25,000 and will ride on a float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (AP LASERPHOTO) (elf50200-h0) 1986
Then lo and behold, in a box brimming full of Chow news clippings and articles from our chow friend Mary Counihan was this awesome photo of Sally with her mother , daughther and one of her 4 chows from the holiday issue of a magazine. No mention of the dog but at least he is here in full color.
Sally had 4 chows…CHARLIE CHOW, CHESTER CHOW, CHUCKLE CHOW, and EDDIE CHOW
Another photo above that came from my own magazine clippings collection and not in the best condition but still as cute as it can be!!
And finally an absolutely charming painting created by the actress herself depicting Sally relaxing under a tree with one of her chows. This postcard advertising the art show is in the collection of Mary Counihan. What a gorgeous copy of the artwork in vibrant colors!
The framed print versoion of the artwork. It is signed and dated ’84 and was purchased by Christine Cameron at the 1994 National..
Carolyn johnson says
Ive been cleaning and organizing sheds on my MOM’S property that I moved back to and found rolled up scrunched up a pic I liked it and started to clean it and put in a frame then it dawned on me s struthers 1984 hmm I went on web and sure enough it was the last pic of
Carolyn johnson says
It’s a chow tales original if may Coughlin purchase it hmm 1989 was a very heart broken year for me my husband died my family and friends stashed and style from me accused me and husband of stealing everything was this pix stolen or purchased serious inquiries only I cry when people accuse the wrong ones is that why my husband dead
I was given a PRINT of “Charles and Charlotte” by a friend of Sally Struthers back around 84′. Does anyone know if it is worth anything? Thank you! I’ve had it for years and it’s in perfect cond. Unframed.