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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 !

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

dogs: source of cash?

Not MY dog, though we did name him Cash (it was a play on his parents' names). In years past, however, if you were fond of the nifty mechanical banks that were prevalent, why, a dog could hold all kinds of lucre for you till later.

Like this fine 1887 bulldog from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He's made of iron, but stick a copper on his tongue and he'll hold it for you. Lots of good stuff at the MIA - I promise to show you a few more coming up.

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