1878 – The Dog and the Breeches

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“The Dog and the Breeches – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, reads as follows:  “This wonderful dog was told to fetch a shilling which had been left under a stone. But the stone was too big for him to move, and he stayed at the place howling until two horse-men rode by. One of them got down, and finding the shilling, put it into his pocket. The dog followed these horsemen, and managed to hide himself in their room at night. The possessor of the shilling hung up his breeches by the bedside; but when the men were both asleep, the dog took the garment in his mouth, and leaped out of the open window. He reached his master’s house at four o’clock in the morning with his prize, in the pockets of which were found a watch and money, that were returned upon being advertised.”

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Detail: The Dog and the Breeches, by Harrison Weir       Book Ciover: Chatterbox Album of Animals 1878

Detail: 1878 – The Dog and the Breeches                      Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Dog and the Breeches, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Dog and the Breeches by Harrison Weir

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