History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

02 January, 2012

Daguerreotype Dogs

As long as people have been able to photograph, they have wanted to photograph their pets! 

Note: These aren't all daguerreotypes-- actually very few of them are-- but I needed a snappy title, and 'daguerreotype' evokes the kind of 19th century photos these are. :)

Portrait of a dog, c. 1860 (ambrotype). Source

Portrait of a dog, 1846 (daguerreotype). Source

Man with a dog, 1900. Source

Dog on a chair, 1865. Source

Two portraits of a boy and dog, c. 1860 (ambrotype). Source

Black man with white child and dog, c. 1890. Source

A boy and his dog, c. 1850. Source

Man holding dog, c. 1867 (tintype). Source

Man with his dogs, c. 1860. Source

Woman with a dog, c. 1875. Source

A novelty studio photo, c. 1885. Source

Dog on a love seat, c. 1855 (daguerreotype). Source


Mrs Thomas said...

This is such a lovely collection!

Barbara Levine said...

Great Antique Dog Photos!

Anna said...

I'm glad you liked them! :)

Sniffing the Past said...

Love the photos

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