Now Smile for the Camera is definitely throwing me a bone. I come from an animal family. Dogs and cats have been photographed, in abundance, since before I was born. There are so many photos of family pets that to choose one would be impossible.
If this canine boarded a ship, he would have come in 1907 or in 1921…which begs (no pun intended!) the question, was he too old to make the trip? Perhaps the Hughes/Olesen team just liked this breed of pup.
Great Great Grandma Olesen, affectionately known as “Granny Olesen" on a photo postcard taken in England, West Hartlepool circa 1890’s.
Great Grandma Hughes on a photo postcard taken in England, in West Hartlepool, England circa 1890’s.
Great Grandma Hughes in a rare photograph taken in, and I am venturing a guess here, Woodlawn, Pennsylvania. That would make it circa 1913-1921. If the photo was taken when my Great Grandparents came over and were living on the South Side of Pittsburgh, then we are talking 1907-1913.