Photography is a beautiful window into the lives of others. Dogs have been man’s best friend for hundreds of years, so there’s no doubt that they have been starring in photographs for quite some time!
Catherine Johnson is one of the top collectors of canine photography. In honor of her collection of impressive vintage canine photos, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog will show off some highlights of her collection.
“When selecting these images, I looked for something in them in which you can see the affection and connection that the amateur felt for the dogs, the people in the photographs and their wish to preserve these elusive moments in time.” – Johnson
In this collection you will see a wide variety of the antics that our favorite furry friends have been up to over the years.
Above are two loving dog parents doting over their new creations, and proudly showing them off to the world! This photo does an incredible job of capturing the love of a dog parent.
A man is pictured with his two furry friends. One is quite large, while the other is quite tiny; and possibly sassy. In this photo the two appear to be exchanging words!
A young boy poses proudly with his very best canine friend.
A boy and his dog share a ride on their bicycle. This photo gives you a glimpse into what I’m sure was an incredible friendship.
A fluffy Retriever and his fur mom share a touching moment in this adorable photo. The love in this photo is palpable!
A dog deserves a good party too! This pup and his humans celebrate his birthday in style.
A small child poses with her very own puppy. We can just imagine the future that these two shared together.
A man takes a break from his busy day and poses with his three furry friends.
These photos are an endearing look into the relationships that we share with our best canine friends. These vintage photos show that dogs have always been, and will continue to be a light in our lives!
More samples of her collection will be available at the AKC Museum of the Dog from now through December 29th. Stop by and take a look in person if you are just as fascinated as we are by these vintage photos!
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