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

21 February, 2012

Dogs of New York City

Artists, performers, and other personalities of New York City on the street with their dogs, 1944. From LIFE photographer Nina Leen.


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Comedian Jimmy Durante with his Irish setter in Times Square. Source




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Actress Ruth Gordon walks her poodle. Source




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Gossip columnist (ha!) Ed Sullivan with his black scottie dog. Source




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Conductor Arthur Rodzinski watches as his dog leaps into his wife's arms. Source




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William F. Schlemmer of Hammacher Schlemmer with his pair of Yorkshire terriers. Source




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Author Fannie Hurst with her excited dog, Orphan Annie. Source




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Fannie Hurst with her dog. Source




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Actress Joan Caulfield looks classy as she walks her Westie (named Witty). Source




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Of course, the dog isn't quite so into the classy thing, and jumps into the bushes. Source




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Thanks, dog. Source




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Actor Frederic March with his cocker spaniel in the rain. Source




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Actress Joan Roberts, still in costume, walks her bulldog Goggles during an intermission of "Oklahoma!". Source




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When your dog decides to pee on a post while you're in costume and in front of a LIFE photographer, all you can do is laugh. Source




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Opera tenor Lauritz Melchior, his wife, and their Great Dane. Source




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A boy reads the comics while his dog sits by. Source




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Actress Cornelia Otis Skinner with her dogs. Source




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Actress Margaret Webster with her two Cairn terriers as they watch a cat in the window. Source




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Actor John Boles tries to get his schnauzer puppy to climb over a curb. Source




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Artist Earle Winslow, carrying a painting, tries to control his unruly Irish setter. Source




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Still trying... Source




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Oh, that dog. Source




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Music conductor Andre Kostelanetz with his sheepdog Puff and a young sheepdog admirer. Source




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Sportscaster Bill Stern reads a paper as his dog sniffs the street. Source




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Model Mimi Berry with her cocker spaniel, who very nicely carries a package for her. Source


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

very cute.

Jen said...

These are fabulous photos of dogs in the city, thanks so much for sharing!

Jen | <a href="http://www.fetchlight.com> Fetchlight Pet Lifestyle Photography </a>

:) said...

wonderful photographs<3 thanks for sharing!

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