Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vintage Photos: Family Dogs and Family Cars

When I started collecting vintage photos of people with their dogs more than 30 years ago, it seemed like I was the only collector.  Since then, lots of books have been published, most featuring formal photos like cabinet cards and studio set-up portraits.  My collection is mostly snapshots, informal photographs taken quickly usually with a small camera. Here are four photos featuring the dog and the family car.

A depression era family after a good day fishing.  Dad and the dog are in the car.
If you look closely you can see that the dog is in a hand-made side car next to the driver's door.  And a very happy dog he is.

Six kids and the family dog.  
Close up: Too cute for words.

We've got puppies! Mom's in the center, and four pups are distributed elsewhere, one sliding down the front fender.

Doggone good car.

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  1. Those are fun, love the doggy side car.


  2. What fun. Have a wonderful Monday.
    Best wishes Molly