Reading the News - 1908


Reading the News

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"Dogs Playing Poker" was a series first published in 1903, and it seems to have inspired photographer Harry Bartels in creating this view. It can be argued that creating a photograph of anthropomorphized dogs is more challenging than creating a painting. In any event, Bartels has found the right dog, and created what appears to be a typical vignette for the time. By enlarging the original glass plate, we are able to read the date of 1908 on the Oregon newspaper being read by our canine friend.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon from the original negative, courtesy of the Clackamas County Historical Society.

Additional Information

Item Number CC0065
Photographer Harry F. Bartels
Location Clackamas County
Subject Dogs and Cats, Novelty
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 3.9 x 4.9 inches
Photographer's Number No