Me My Dog And I: 30 Lovely Vintage Jack Russell Photographs

“I am because my little dog knows me”
– Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons / Objects, 1915

 

Jack Russell Dogs vintage photographs-

 

Between 1966 and 2008, native New Yorker Libby Hall collected over 900 photographs of dogs, circa 1850 to 1940. You might have seen them in her five books? Generous of heart and deed, Libby donated her collection to the Bishopsgate Institute, in London, the city she’s called home since moving there with her husband in 1967.

In this gallery we’ve honed down her collection to one breed of dog: the Jack Russell. Full disclosure. I live with one. And I love the little feller. Although he’s a mixed bag of indeterminate origins – a ‘mostly Jack Russell’ – so I’ve included a few old pictures of similar breeds that might well have been dipped into the melting pot and led to Milo.

 

 

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Vive La France

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Germany soldiers – WW1

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WWI Hospital

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German soldier WW1

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Daddy, Kirsty and me 1941 Well It’s obvious that from the very first moment I was as imprinted with a dog’s face as I was with my mother’s and father’s. And so it continued for the rest of my life.

Accrington, Lancashire, England

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Vive La France!

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Queen Victoria and Beatrice

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And not forgetting him…

 

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Milo

Via the great Libby Hall.

 

 

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