The Borglum family with their Great Dane
Sculptor Alexander Calder (1898–1976) with his dogs in Roxbury, Connecticut, ca. 1960. Calder's first creations, aged 11, were a tiny dog and a duck that he gave to his parents as Christmas presents. Alexander Calder papers.
Mural painter Barry Faulkner (1881– 1966) and his Dachshund “Slipper” in Keene, New Hampshire, 1948. Barry Faulkner papers.
Sculptor John Bradley Storrs (1885–1956) at right, with friends and a puppy, ca. 1906. John Bradley Storrs papers.
Now only four weeks till the election. To tide you over until voting day, here is one of our former presidents, Herbert Hoover, in his campaign photo with soon-to-be first dog King Tut. Herbert Hoover and his dog ‘King Tut’, 1928 / Theodore Horydczak, photographer. Benson Bond Moore papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
It’s take your dog to work day, as demonstrated here by illustrator Albert Dorne, who considered his dog Mike “his severest critic outside of his wife Edna.” Albert Dorne with his dog Mike, ca. 1945 / unidentified photographer. Miscellaneous photographs collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.