1878 – “Tiff” frightening the Pigs

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“Tiff, frightening the Pigs – 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:  “Tiff is a dog with a talent for making faces. When the pigs are crying for their dinner, Tiff’s master will say to him, ‘Tiff, go and make a face at those pigs.’ Off ‘Tiff’ trots, and makes such a horrible face at the poor creatures as instantly frightens them into silence.”

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Detail: Tiff frightening the Pigs, by Harrison Weir       Book Ciover: Chatterbox Album of Animals 1878

Detail: 1878 – “Tiff” frightening the Pigs                         Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: Tiff frightening the Pigs, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Tiff frightening the Pigs, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – “Tiff” frightening the Pigs                       (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)

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