Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CIVIL WAR DOGS AND VINTAGE DOG PHOTO




Based on his clothing, I'm guessing the man is a Civil War veteran. And the buildings in the background look military, too. The photo was probably taken in the 1880s.

Snapshots of Civil War era dogs are rare. Sources point to the popularity of the big breeds during that time. My sister, Barbara Brackman, posted something on her blog about dogs in (not on) civil war era quilts. Read more at her Civil War blog.









1 comment:

  1. Handsome dogs, and I enjoyed the article about the quilts too. If you have not already read "Loyal Hearts: Stories of Civil War Canines" by Michael Zucchero, I highly reommend it. He includes several photos of soldiers who posed for portraits with their dogs.

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