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Vintage Photography at the Kennel Club Art Gallery

Explore the history of dogs in photography at the Kennel Club Art Gallery with a unique display of vintage images depicting man’s best friend from the 1850s to the 1950s. ‘Photography Going to the Dogs’ is the latest exhibition to come to the hidden Mayfair treasure, the Kennel Club Art Gallery. The charming exhibition will take visitors through 100 years of dog photography and explores the companionship between dogs and their owners from the Victorian era into the mid 20th century.

Images include historical photography from Crufts, Victorian cartes des visites, cabinet cards, original glass negatives and a collection of vintage cameras and stereoscopes will also be on display, along with images from the Libby Hall and Alan Cook collections.

Luisa Pontello, Assistant Collections Manager at the Kennel Club Gallery said: “We are looking forward to the exhibition, as there is simply no other like it. We believe that it will be fascinating for anyone with an interest in dogs or photography.

“Thanks to the invention of photography in the 19th Century, followed by a popular pastime for collecting postcards in the early 20th Century we are able to offer visitors a step back in time. Thanks to the Victorian public’s enthusiasm for photography and their clear love of dogs we have an absorbing exhibition we are delighted to open free of charge to the public.

Opening Times
The exhibition will run until 13th January 2012. The Kennel Club Art Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9.30am – 4.30pm by appointment only. Telephone 020 7518 1064 or e-mailartgallery@thekennelclub.org.uk to book an appointment.

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See a few images from the collection on Flickr

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