Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Dog's Life in 1889

Portraits from the period suggest that dogs were revered companions in the late 19th century, enjoying a status in the lives of their humans not dissimilar to that of dogs today.


Still it's hard to imagine anyone today not being appalled by the inducement to register your dog provided in the new dog law, announced in the Hudson Daily Evening Register for November 7, 1889, which apparently applied to dogs throughout almost all of New York State.


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