I often notice pictures of people and their pets as I wander through the Digital Archive. Mostly dogs and cats, of course, but even the occasional rabbit. They show up in the most unusual places. On top of a snowman. Under an umbrella. In vehicles. In a bathtub. There are big ones, little ones, fuzzy ones, sleek ones.
There they are, sharing the daily lives of their people, contributing to our collective history.
“Chet and Marion’s dog, Bambi,” Great Cranberry Island Historical Society…view item »
“John Punnglov Family and Dog Glass Plate Negative, 1920s,” Maine Seacoast Mission…view item »
And, no, I didn’t forget the cats.
And, as promised, the occasional rabbit.
There are many more, hiding in photos unidentified (take a peek).
Keep an eye out for them as you search. It will brighten up your day.
Pauline is an active volunteer with The History Trust, focusing on technical issues and training. So, she has lots of reasons to search the History Trust Digital Archive and is delighted to share what she finds. Pauline is a representative to the History Trust Governing Council, representing Mount Desert Island Historical Society.