An essential purchase for dog and animal lovers, this volume presents amateur, anonymous snapshots of dogs from the turn of the century to the early 1950s in all kinds of ordinary and extraordinary settings. In it we see dogs under the Christmas table, on front porches, at play by the beach, and posed beside babies, birthday girls and in the family portrait. Each photograph in this remarkable collection reflects a unique moment in time and the sometimes surprising, occasionally humorous, and always intimate relationships people have with their dogs.
Catherine Johnson is Chair of the Photography Committee of the National Arts Club. She began her career in photography representing British photographer Norman Parkinson in North America. She has edited two books, Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession 1902 (2002) and Karl Bissinger: The Luminous Years (2003).