Vintage Portraits of Bulldogs in Costumes from the early 1900s

As you might have noticed we love everything to do with cats, dogs and pets in general; on top that photography is our great passion so… if you combine the two what is it that you get? cute pet photos! 🙂

Pretty much every pet owner has hundreds of cute and funny pictures of their animals in different situations or wearing funny costumes. If you think, however, that dressing up our pets and taking photos of them is quite a recent invention – you’re wrong! Take a look at those amazing portraits of bulldogs dressed up as different characters – these were taken in the early 1900s!

These photographs are a part of the collection at the Library of Congress. We salute the photographers who took them – their cameras didn’t have picture stabilisers and other fancy auto-focus mechanisms, so we’re guessing it had been quite a challenge to keep the pooches still for long enough!

If you’re a fan of dog photos you might want to check out our previous post about Seth Casteel’s Underwater Dog Photography Project or visit Tessa’s lovely blog to read about the fantastic photography album The French Dog by Rachael Mckenna or find out about Gerrard Gething’s inspirations for his dog photography projects; read Q&A post here.

all the best!

Freddie & Cinnamon


2 thoughts on “Vintage Portraits of Bulldogs in Costumes from the early 1900s

  1. These are so adorable amd worth framing in an office! We’ve wanted a bulldog when we were 1st married but to the the expense we settled for a Pug. The next best breed! Our fur children will be bulldogs or pugs for life! Do you have any of your own?

    • Hey Jeni! pugs are soo cute! I dont have any dogs so far, only a naughty, fluffy cat (the best in the world, of course!) but am hoping to get a dog some time in the future when I have a bigger house! xx

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