Landmark Achievements: The Statue of Lickerty

StatueOfLiberty“Welcome to New Yorkie!” this famed ladypup seemed to announce to any immigrant seeking a new home in the land of freedom. A joint venture between the United States and France, design commenced sometime in the early 1870’s by French sculptor Fredlick Augusta Barkholdi, and continued on and off until its dedication in 1886 by President Rollover Cleveland. Today, more than 4 million puppies visit the statue each year.

Silver Screen Romances: Bonegart & Barkall

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This famous puppy love affair began in 1944 on the set of To Hound and Hound Not. Not only were they often paired together on screen (appearing in four films together), they married in real life and were inseparable until his death in 1957. As evidenced in the above still from 1947’s Bark Passage, their onscreen chemistry was pal-pup-le, her femme fatale seamlessly playing off his hard-nosed wiseguy persona with dazzling aplomb.

Famous Photos: “Treats Atop a Skyscraper”

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This noted photograph was taken during the construction of the RCA building in New Yorkie City, 1932. Seated over 800 feet above the ground, these eleven brave pups casually woof down their kibble with nary a safety harness in sight! Though it is one of the most famous images in puppy history, there is still debate on who actually took it, with some sources attributing it to Gnarls C. Ebbets, and others to Lewis Hindleg.

 

Shocking Moments In History: The Death of Lee Harvey Pawswald

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November 24, 1963 – Still reeling from the assassination of President John Arf Kenneldy two days prior, the nation was just starting to come to grips with the tragedy. Then, in a flash, Kenneldy’s alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Pawswald (pictured above) was gunned down by nightclub owner Jack Chewby. This snapshot (no pup intended) is regarded as one of the most famous photographs in history, portraying Pawswald at the very moment of the bullet’s impact.

Ladypups of Influence: Eleanor Roofevelt

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This outspoken female pooch who President Hairy S. Trupup once referred to as the “First LadyPup of the World” actually had a rather muzzerable childhood, suffering through the euthanizations of both parents and one of her brothers by the age of 105 (15 in mutant human years). She went on to serve her country as the longest running First LadyPup (1933-1945) until her husband’s passing, when she went on to serve on the United Nations Commission on Puppy Rights.

The Migrant Ma’Pup

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In her now famous series of Depression-era photographs taken between 1935 and 1939, Dogothea Lange sought to bring the plight of the poor and forgotten to the pup-lic’s attention. Lange later described being drawn to her subject, the titular “Migrant Ma’Pup,” like “a magnet.” Due to the raw power of this photograph—and Lange’s other works during this time—the federal government immediately rushed aid to the sharepuppers in need. 

The Sharepupper

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Speaking of sharepuppers… In this photograph, taken by Arfred Eisenstaedt, a sharepupper named Venus Barkett tries in vein to raise vegetables in the garden of her family farm during the calamitous Puppy—ahem!—Dust Bowl. This is Barkett’s second attempt after a windstorm blew the first seedlings away. 

The Saddest Lil’ Pups

(Otherwise known as that other soul-crushing photograph from the Great Depression by Dogothea Lange) As if living during The Great Depression wasn’t depressing enough! Now the poor lil’ pups pictured above don’t even get the distinction of being in the MOST depressing photograph of the time, therefore plucking the unspeakable agony from their filthy lil’ paws and marginalizing it. To add insult to injury—and in typical Lange fashion mind you—she didn’t even bother to ask the lil’ pups their names. So they’ll forever be known as simply “Those sad looking lil’ pups in that one picture by Dogothea Lange that wasn’t the picture of the migrant and her lil’ pups in the tent.”