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Adorable images from 1915 prove we loved dressing up pets 100 years ago

Tiffany Hagler-Geard

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Tiffany Hagler-Geard has been shooting since 1995. Her images have been published on Sheknows, People, ABC News, the New York Post, Life Magazine and many other publications.

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

These comical images come from the 1915 book The Little Folks of Animal Land, by Harry Whittier Frees. It just goes to show you that the things we love to do never change. Below each image is their original caption which appeared in the book.
Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

"The Specklebacks smell smoke"

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

"Amy Bell and Lily help the fire-laddies."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Fighting the flames."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Daddy Fourpaw rescues Blink."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Rosie was a patient model."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"The Keennose boys make a sly deal."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Miss Kindeyes' kindergarten class."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Frowler was punished."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

"Miss Kindeyes thought she was too severe."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Amy Belle teaches the fox-trot."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

"A race to the alarmbox."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

"Baby Speckleback's nose was hot."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Lily Bufkin cuts a wisdom tooth."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

"Blink was weighed every week."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915"Mr. Fourpaw was lucky."

Putting your pet in a costume is sooo 1915

"Patches are no disgrace."

*All Images by Harry Whittier Frees/Wikimedia

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