Category: dogs

Sydney Chaplin (brother of Charlie Chaplin) and his puppies at…

Sydney Chaplin (brother of Charlie Chaplin) and his puppies at his home near Hollywood, 1927

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, June 12, 1940Sparko…

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, June 12, 1940

Sparko was one half of the robot team built by the

Westinghouse Electric Corporation for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. His Partner,

Elektro, was a seven foot, almost 300 pound robotic man who had a vocabulary of 77 words and could walk forward and backward, smoke cigarettes, turn and bow his head, wave and salute, count to ten, blow up balloons, and could differentiate between green and red. J.M. Barnett, engineer at Westinghouse, told that Sparko was modeled after his scottie, Bonnie. After the World’s Fair Elektro and Sparko toured the country, before settling down at

Pacific Ocean Park in Venice, California, in 1957.

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, 1911

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, 1911

Elizabeth Taylor and friend, 1953

Elizabeth Taylor and friend, 1953

Marie Prevost with dog, Binks, and cat, Smutty, outside her…

Marie Prevost with dog, Binks, and cat, Smutty, outside her Beverly Hills home, 1927

How to Dress As Your Favorite Animal, Part 1 of 2 Illustrated…

How to Dress As Your Favorite Animal, Part 1 of 2

Illustrated London News, England, February 26, 1910

Who wore it best?

Various actors dressed for Chantecler, a play written by
Edmond Rostand and set in a barnyard.

Lucien Guitry, 1910:

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Gertrude Hoffmann, 1910:

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Simone le Bargy, 1910:

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Maud Jay, Frances Kapstowne and Davy Burnaby, 1910:

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Maude Adams, 1911:

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Bonus contestant! although most characters were feathered, the play did feature other animals, like this dog:

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And these frogs (I wish I had a clearer photo):

The Des Moines Register, Iowa, November 10, 1944

The Des Moines Register, Iowa, November 10, 1944

The Herald-Palladium, St Joseph, Pennsylvania, June 15, 1945

The Herald-Palladium, St Joseph, Pennsylvania, June 15, 1945

The World, New York, New York, April 24, 1899

The World, New York, New York, April 24, 1899