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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

first pets, 1917



An unexpected result of the Portland trip this past weekend: a handful of anonymous, vintage "pet & people" photos, riffled out from Ampersand's bulk bin.
This one isn't utterly anonymous: the back reads "Jean and first pets. about a year old. 1917 - Sept. 2"
Where is this lovely child now, and were pets a constant presence in his or her life? Look how gently this baby is handling those fluffy round critters (puppies, I'm thinking).

4 comments:

parlance said...

Curator, thank you! Today's post and also your last one are a wonderful find. I belong to a writers' group and one of the things we do is use an old photo or postcard for a prompt to inspire our fiction.

I love the "first pets" one! The old photo site is great, also.

parlance said...

Curator, I meant, the September 02 post, not your last one.

curator said...

Parlance, you are so welcome! I belong to a writers' group too (by distance now, though I hope to rejoin them in person in a couple years). I have a few more where that came from and I hope you'll enjoy. Stay tuned.

A Few Good Cats said...

We hope little Jean lived a long and happy life, with plenty of puppies to love. (Although cats would have been better...)