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Thursday, October 25, 2012

too long for one page: a herford dachshund

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"The Dachshund is the Longest Dog
In the whole Canine Catalog.
He is so Long - to show him Here 
He must in Serial Parts appear."
And that's exactly what our friend Oliver Herford (of The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten, which we've seen before) proceeds to do:  offer a four-part fable of how the Dachshund went from standing tall and proud  in the Garden of Eden to scurrying about low-slung.  Each part has a hunk of dachs to match - including the illustration consisting of nothing but the fine tail.  This is part #2.
You can see each and every bit in Herford's More Animals (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901), pps. 85-99.

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