Who could resist a dog crying real tears while thinking of his master at the front in World War One, or an Edwardian tea party given for a child's dog? This work features a collection of over 260 colour postcards of dogs and their masters, circa 1900 to 1940.
At the turn of the last century a passion for postcard collecting raged through Europe and the United States. By 1910 hundreds of millions of cards were being sent through the post every year. A democracy of picture postcards had captured the imagination of a young century, and as the passion for collecting grew, it became increasingly common to have photographs of the whole family, including dogs, printed as postcards. Postcard Dogs is a combination of beautiful private photographs and beguiling commercial postcards, circa 1900 to 1940, collected together for the first time. Wildly sentimental images, that in a modern medium might seem sickly and unattractive, become something quite different when looked back at through a hundred intervening years. Who could resist a dog crying real tears while thinking of his master at the front in World War One, or an Edwardian tea party given for a child's dog?
A former press photographer, Libby Hall began collecting dog photographs in the 1960s. Her books Prince and Other Dogs and Prince and Other Dogs II are also published by Bloomsbury. She lives in London.
Postcard Dogs by Libby Hall
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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