A large dog takes charge and leads a horse to safety in this charming vintage drawing. Holding a crop and bridle in his mouth, our dog friend appears to have led a large white horse to a place of safety and hiding. A much smaller dog looks on as these two unlikely friends seem to shelter each other. This image is a real conversation starter and would make a great children’s story project.
The official illustrator for The Christmas Tree was Harrison Weir (1824-1906). It was published in 1885 with a number of Weir’s drawings along with publisher images often used to decorated headings and footers.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.