Chow Chow Vintage Photo - Note Card

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Vintage Photo, Paper

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Mrs. Earl Hoover with Chow Chow Champion Brilliantine, 1929 who was purchased in England for the staggering sum of what would today equal a half million dollars. Brilliantine was one of the five male foundation dogs of the breed and in 1929 was judged to be the finest male Chow Chow in the world. Mrs. Hoover was the daughter of the head of the Board of Trade in Chicago and had been accustomed to wealth. Mr. Hoover, who was her second husband, was the heir to the Hoover Vacuum Cleaner company, so neither of them had to worry where their next meal was coming from. However, one has to wonder what her husband said when she told him how much Brilliantine had cost. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall! The Hoovers divorced six months later, maybe just a coincidence, but still...... This photo was made from an oil portrait owned by a gallery in London. I just came across it by chance. It became the cover of the book that I wrote on the early history of the Chow Chow in America for the centennial of the Chow Chow Club of America. You can see other vintage Chow photos from my collection on my website: www.thewoofgang.com The watermark will not be on the card when you receive it. It is placed on the photo note cards online in an attempt to keep people from stealing the image.
J-13
Mrs. Earl Hoover with Chow Chow Champion Brilliantine, 1929 who was purchased in England for the staggering sum of what would today equal a half million dollars. Brilliantine was one of the five male foundation dogs of the breed and in 1929 was judged to be the finest male Chow Chow in the world. Mrs. Hoover was the daughter of the head of the Board of Trade in Chicago and had been accustomed to wealth. Mr. Hoover, who was her second husband, was the heir to the Hoover Vacuum Cleaner company, so neither of them had to worry where their next meal was coming from. However, one has to wonder what her husband said when she told him how much Brilliantine had cost. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall! The Hoovers divorced six months later, maybe just a coincidence, but still...... This photo was made from an oil portrait owned by a gallery in London. I just came across it by chance. It became the cover of the book that I wrote on the early history of the Chow Chow in America for the centennial of the Chow Chow Club of America. You can see other vintage Chow photos from my collection on my website: www.thewoofgang.com The watermark will not be on the card when you receive it. It is placed on the photo note cards online in an attempt to keep people from stealing the image.

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