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16 Apr 2020

Camera-ready canines

Written by Lily Barnes – Morton Photography Project Documentation and Digitisation Officer
A black and white photograph of a lady dressed in black and wearing a large locket, sitting with a small dog on her lap. The dog has very large ears! The lady is looking down at the dog with an affectionate look on her face.
A lady cradling a small dog on her lap
Here in the UK, we’re renowned for our love of pets – especially dogs. These photographs, dating from the 1860s, show that this is nothing new.

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