There is no shortage of animal posts around social media. From videos of cats scaring other cats to images of dogs sleeping at weird angles, posts and articles about animals are not hard to find. Since my sister runs a cool blog about her dog, I constantly see her dog in various costumes and attire. Oddly enough, this is not a new thing. Apparently – as seen in these interesting vintage photographs – people in c. 1905 also dressed their dogs up. I can’t decide if they are the same dog or not….
Vintage Dogs in Costumes
- Michael Jackson and Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm, 1984 — Share the History Love... Michael Jackson and Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm in April 1984. Share the History Love... [...]
- Alaskan Army dog teams, WWII — Share the History Love... In this snow-covered post, somewhere in Alaska, dog teams perform tasks in country impassible to other forms of locomotion. They are kept by the Quartermaster Corps of the Army, for hauling food to snow-bound infantry units and locating and aiding fliers forced down in the wilderness. Three of the dog teams [...]
- Ford campaigning atop an elephant, 1950 — Share the History Love... Congressman Gerald R. Ford campaigned from atop a circus elephant in 1950. He represented Michigan in the House of Representatives from January 1949 to December 1973. Share the History Love... [...]
- Totem-wearing parade participants, 1912 — Share the History Love... People wearing totem pole costumes during Seattle’s Potlatch Parade on July 18, 1912. The Potlatch Parade was part of the Golden Potlatch (or Potlatch Days) festivities. These festivities occurred from 1911-1914 and 1935-1941. The annual festival was created after the successful Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909. Seattle officials believed an annual festival would [...]
- Odd Contest: Miss Tobacco — Share the History Love... How can Florida have a Miss Cigar beauty contest without a Miss Tobacco beauty contest?! It’s only the correct thing to do, right? There were a few tobacco festivals in Florida, some held beauty contests along with the festivities. Here are a few pictures of the past depicting those contests. Share [...]