Historical Photos from the Library of Congress

Dog on a settee on the front Porch, Concho AZ

Haying on the Hultstrand farm, Fairdale, North Dakota, 1909

Farmer with dog in cutover area, New Jersey

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sheroan, tenant farmers, and their bob-tailed dog at home. Near Montmorenci, Indiana

Neighborhood gathering at Andrew Gustafson farm, Osnabrock, North Dakota. later than 1897
(I wonder if they are going to butcher a beef, they are sharpening a knife!)

Theodore Jerdine sod house, Osnabrock, North Dakota photo by Melin.

Vermont sugaring with collie

Hired man, young neighbor (Julia Fletcher), collie dog, and Frank H. Shurtleff's son gathering sap from sugar trees for making syrup. Sugaring is a social event and is enjoyed by all the young people and children in the neighborhood. The Shurtleff farm has about 400 acres and was purchased by grandfather in 1840. He raises sheep, cows, cuts lumber and has been making maple syrup for about thirty-five years. Sugaring brings in about one thousand dollars annually. Because of the deep snow this year he only tapped 1000 of his 2000 trees. He expects to make about 300 to 500 gallons this year. North Bridgewater, Vermont

On august 27, 2000 this further information about this dog was added by Laura whose url is below:

Hi all........My husband grew up in North Bridgewater on a farm next to the Shurtleffs (see sugaring picture with old fashioned farm collie). I have seen old family photos with this beautiful collie and have asked Irving and Ricky Shurtleff (currant owners of this gorgeous working Jersey farm, one of the few remaining) about it. Irving says he was a great dog in the old style, calm, eager to work but happy to lie on the front step betweentimes. They were never able to replace him after he died. Incidentally, this dog is nearly identical to my Duchess , who was half collie and half Aussie. This photo and another appeared in Vermont Life Magazine sometime in the fifties - not that long ago!

(apparently good dogs have been in Bob& Doxie's family for some time ;-)

Sod house, pennant on pole indicates the time

Joseph Burkholder family moving to their new house leaving the sod house.

Children of Lt. Montgomery C. Meigs, in donkey cart with dog,
probably Mary Montgomery, Charles, Montgomery, and John Rodgers
CREATED/PUBLISHED [between 1850 and 1851]
(This file is huge and takes a long time to load, but it is worth it. A daguerreotype.)

[The Peninsula, Va. Lt. George A. Custer with dog]

Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0100

Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862.

(This is a neat one! Here is one of those big dogs!)

Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.


(This one looks a little like the midget collies we ahd in OK and AR in the 50s and 60s)
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