1878 – The Dog’s Funeral

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“The Dog’s Funeral – 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:  “A man in America had a large number of slaves, and each one of his slaves owned one or more dogs. One of these dogs showed signs of madness, and was shot. All the dogs in the place gathered round the body of their late companion, and with much howling, prepared for a funeral. The largest dog took the body in his mouth, and started for the woods. All the rest followed in single file. They dug a grave at the foot of a tree, put the body in, and covered it up. Then, after more howling, the dogs dispersed.”

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Detail: The Dog's Funeral, by Harrison Weir       Book Ciover: Chatterbox Album of Animals 1878

Detail: 1878 – The Dog’s Funeral                                        Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Dog's Funeral, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Dog's Funeral, by Harrison Weir

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