Early Illustrations of Le Cimetière des Chiens

A Postcard History of Le Cimetière des Chiens

Wednesday 4 May 2011

A Gun Dog remains Alert

Two differing views of what I take to be a hunting or gun dog. Sadly, no name is visible. but in the later photograph, the ivy has started to grow over the base of the memorial. You can plainly see the owners rifle resting against the bough upon which hangs a satchel with fringed edging at its base. Perhaps it contains the cartridges? Between the straps is what appears to be a powder flask. A very ornate example of grave art.

1 comment:

  1. Folks back then must have had some money to purchase a monument this grand for a pet.
    By comparison, it makes some children's graves look all the more forlorn in their sad state of humbleness.