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Old Heidelberg the Bulldog

Old Heidelberg the Bulldog
From the amazing early 20th century photo gallery titled “Old Heidelberg the Bulldog”

Old Heidelberg the Bulldog
This collection of wonderful retro photographs cataloged in Detroit Publishing Company, the Library of Congress. In fact, dated around 1905 photographs belong to an unknown author. In particular, each photograph – taken with a large format camera on an 8×10 negative. The series is reflective of such a fascinating turn-of-the-century period, when photographs were much more rare than they are today and creativity behind the camera was still being discovered. Besides, the costumes represent the fashion when men smoked pipes and wore fancy suits and women donned fabulous flowery hats and frilly dresses. Meanwhile, the unknown artist had quite a creative approach in photography conception. Thus, he dressed up different bulldogs in fashionable garb, thus giving each little boy or a girl such an incredible personality. By the way, the costumes represent the Victorian era fashion, with smoking pipes men and wearing flowery hats and frilly dresses women.

Old Heidelberg the Bulldog

Old Heidelberg the Bulldog
Smoking a pipe, Old Heidelberg as an old sea dog. Retro photograph of unknown author of early 20th century
Old Heidelberg as The Missis
From the series – Old Heidelberg as The Missis. Retro photograph of unknown author
Old Heidelberg the Bulldog
Old Heidelberg as Tommy Atkins. Retro photograph of unknown author
Queen
My attitude toward In order not to regret that the photographs are so few – I offers another retro photo of Victorian era character with literally royal blue blood – a noble cat – queen. In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this

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