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July 4, 2015

Man’s Best Friend: 27 Vintage Photos of People Posing With Their Dogs

1860: A canine amateur photographer.

Dogs have been man's best friend for up to 40,000 years, suggests new research. The study shows dogs’ special relationship with humans might date back 27,000 to 40,000 years. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, come from genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone.

1867: A Victorian family sitting outside their country home.

1890: A woman posing for a portrait in a photographic studio with her dog.

1890: Children of the Klondike area of Yukon Territory, Canada, sitting with their dog by a street sign.

1895: A pet dog sitting on the dining room table whilst a couple has their dinner.

1904: A party of holidaymakers at the seaside.

1908: A young crocodile, the perfect new pet for ladies, as demonstrated by this woman and her dog at Bostock's Jungle, Earls Court.

1910: Lady Aberdeen, wife of British statesman John Campbell Hamilton Gordon (1847 - 1934), 7th Earl of Aberdeen, with her dogs at Dublin Castle.

1917: A member of the American medical staff, who are playing in a baseball match at Epsom, holds their bulldog mascot which is in uniform.

1924: Natalie Kingston, one of Mack Sennett's bathing belles, is pictured on the beach, embracing her dog.

1925: A dog dressed in a suit tries to get past a security guard at the Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios.

1925: A young child with a bowl and a little dog on a lead.

1926: Mrs H Bebbington and her Great Dane Hereward of Cubourough at the Croydon Dog Show.

1926: Ralph Miller spars with 10-month old "Battling Von," a member of the Melford Kennels AC of Los Angeles.

1926: Mr. Barnard, a member of the London Aero Club, makes sure that his canine co-pilot has the right goggles.

1929: American President Calvin Coolidge with his wife and dog in front of the White House.

1930: Mrs. Bernard Cathbert drapes one of her chow dogs around her shoulders in the garden of Omar House, Catford, London.

1932: A doggie produces a milk bottle in an effort to stem the flood of tears from its charge.

1934: Wally Kilminster enjoys a foam bath with his dog in the dressing rooms at Wembley Stadium.

1935: Little Evelyn Luff with her entourage of Saint Bernard dogs at Staines Abbots Pass kennels, near Reigate in Surrey.

1938: A kennel-maid from Ifield Kennels takes to a bicycle to exercise two French Poodles.

1941: American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his car with his Scottish terrier, Fala.

1954: A cyclist in Holland transports her pet dog in one of the panniers on the back of her bicycle.

1955: A dog joins its owner at the salon for a cut and blow-dry.

1955: A young pupil from Green Chimneys school, Brewster, New York, playing with a bull terrier.

1960: Actress Audrey Hepburn on a film set with her pet poodle.

1966: A blind woman relaxes at the local swimming pool, watched over by her guide dog.

1971: Miss Freda Cook wheels in her West Highland White Terriers to the Crufts Dog Show at the Olympia Stadium.

(Photos: Getty Images, via Mental Floss)


  1. very nice.. anonymous
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  2. The car I drove through most of high school in the 50's was a 1957 Century. If it could have talked, I'd probably still be grounded. ;)

  3. Fourth photo up from the bottom that shows a Bijou Center looks like South shore at Lake Tahoe on California's Hwy 50.




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