Adorable costumed dogs. Modern invention? Nope!
Funny animals in costumes were popularized a century ago by photographers like Harry Whittier Frees who produced and sold carte de visites and early photographic postcards for people to collect and share, long before humanity learned to spend its collective lunch breaks adding captions to cat pictures to post online.
Laugh along with your great grandparents at these fine comedic canines!
The humanized-dogs humor trend was further expanded by filmmakers Zion Myers and Jules White (who both went on to work on The Three Stooges) with the Dogville Comedies short film series 1929-1931.
Dejuener a la Printemps (source)
Sunday best (source)
Dog is my copilot. Horatio Nelson Jackson and his dog Bud. (source)
Miss Tootsie Kiyi (source)
Barker gives Blink his bath. (source)
Making a date (source)
The prodigy (source)
Princess Marie of Orléans and her dog (source)
Chihuahuas in dirndl and lederhosen (source)
Clowning around (source)
Pip pip, old chap! (source)
When the day’s work is done (source)