“I’m having the most lovely rests with Kay these days; he slept for an hour on my breast this afternoon. He lies, not at all sure that he will stay, while I skilfully and soporifically scratch his chest, and then, at last, with a deep yielding sigh, his little head sinks, he crimps his feet together — then relaxes — and falls asleep — while enraptured mother broods over him!”
— Anne Douglas Sedgwick in a letter to Adèle le B. Alsop, November 2, 1929
Three favorite images from The Book of the Dog (2015) by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson, a wonderful collection. Above, “Big Boy” (2008) by Sandra Flood, and below, “Miss Beatrice Townsend” (1882) by John Singer Sargent and “Lime Tree Shade” (1913) by Amy Katherine Browning. Buy this book.
Cover art by Edgar Franklin Wittmack (1894-1956) for American Boy, April 1934
Ads from Harper’s for the Moon Motor Car (1905-1930). Love the compartment for golf bags.
“Blotches of sunlight and spots of ink” (1907) by George H. Seeley
A dog who reads mail, how wonderful. From the February 1930 issue of The American Boy.
With thanks to Millie Reith for sharing this gem from her parents’ collection.