This vintage pet portrait of a young dalmatian was interestingly enough described as a dog suitable mainly as a carriage dog and that it really wasn’t know what positive attributes they possessed. Dalmatian owners would probably have quite a bit to say to the writer of yesteryear but will most likely be thankful for this dog image just the same.
I find it almost hard to believe that here we are over 150 years after this illustration was included in a book published by The Illustrated London News, still enjoying it. It was included in the Illustrated London Reading Book, 3rd ed.
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