Domestic Dogs at National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image # NZP-0499.

You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog

In honor of National Dog Day, let's take a look at images of furry friends from around the Smithsonian.

Pupper, doggy, hound, bowwow, beastie, pooch. No matter what we call dogs, they have always been man’s best friend.  In honor of writing a second blog for National Dog Day, let’s take a look at the pooches that pop up around the Smithsonian Institution.

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'Pet Wash Laundry - 10 cents a pound!' - Los Angeles has a dog and cat laundry where they scrub 'em in a tub and hang 'em up to dry. Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph of Lee Simmons and her dog, Lady, Photograph by: Hughey J. Battelle, 2013.46.25.235. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Secretary Samuel P. Langley with family and friends in front of an unidentified house. Secretary Langley was the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906). Langley is seen here with six men and women and two dogs in front the house. Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image # 82-3194.

Photograph of Billie Holiday and her dog Mister ca. 1948, Photograph by: David Hawkins, 2013.46.25.89. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Portrait of Willie Sartin, 1970, Photograph by: Martha Olson, 2018.21.100. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson, Photograph by Martha Oldon, born Oakridge, Tennessee 1947, © Martha Olson

'Pet Wash Laundry - 10 cents a pound!' - Los Angeles has a dog and cat laundry where they scrub 'em in a tub and hang 'em up to dry. Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Iditarod 2013 patch, 2013.3036.04. Division of Cultural and Community Life, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

2001 Iditarod poster, 2014.0116.24. Division of Cultural and Community Life, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Jacket worn by Lance Mackey during his career as a sled dog musher, 2012.0241.01. Division of Cultural and Community Life, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Theodore Roosevelt with unidentified group of men in field with dogs. Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image # MAH-49700.

Rhodesian Ridgeback at the Salisbury Dog Show, Harare, Zimbabwe, Photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, March 1975, EEPA 1998-065621. Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution

Girl and Dog, 1942-43, by Milton Avery, Acc. No. 66.125. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

One-half left front view of Fairchild Model 24 on the ground; Marian F. Florsheim poses standing beside the nose of the aircraft with an Afghan Hound. Hans Groenhoff Photographic Collection, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM HGC-838-B)

“A thrice-told tale”, Two girls and their dog on a Hawaiian beach, undated - from NAA.MS4558, NAA INV 01104500, Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, 1873-1939

Evening Walk, Ghost Ranch (47 of 48)Georgia O’Keeffe, John Loengard National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Pat and John Rosenwald © John Loengard

Barbara Bush (with Millie), Diana Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker, NPG.2011.50

Glenn Curtiss seated at the controls of an early Curtiss pusher biplane, with a dog in his lap. Three-quarter left front view from slightly low angle. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM 85-18299)

Side view of Shakir Jerwan and his dog Monoplane in the cockpit of an airplane. "The first dog to fly" is written on the back of the photograph. July 31, 1912. Monoplane is smoking a cigar. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM 93-14656)

Woman in Raspberry Costume Holding a Dog, 1901, by Mary Cassatt, Acc. No. 72.60. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Left side view of tail of the Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" (r/n N-X-211); a dog peers at the camera at the left of the frame; circa 1927. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM USAF-118023AC)

From Torch Article: "Walter Page's partner is a 96-pound German shepherd named King. Page and King make up one of 10 K-9 teams patrolling Smithsonian buildings and grounds in Washington. After six years as a guard at the National Portrait Gallery, Page moved to the K-9 force in 1975. His partner, King, the largest dog on the SI force, was donated to the Smithsonian's Office of Protection Services by the Metropolitan Police Department." Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image # 78-7630-29.

Caption from Torch: "Shown here at graduation ceremonies held September 24 for the Smithsonian's K-9 Corps Class No. 2 are (front to back) John Krob with his dog Heinz, Harold Jamerson with Willie, David Miller with Lobo, and Dee Proctor with Sabath. Watching the dogs put through their paces are Jay Chambers, chief, Protection Division; Julian Euell, assistant secretary for public service; Charles Blitzer, assistant secretary for history and art; and Richard Ault, director of support activities. The graduation ceremony held at the Metropolitan Police Training Academy, included a field demonstration by the graduating class and the presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to the donors of the dogs." Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image # 76-14922-24A.

Avington Stover (author's pupper), in her native habitat, yelling "HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY, HOOMANS". Image courtesy of author.

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