Thursday, February 12, 2009

Edith Wharton's dogs

In honor of the Westminster Dog Show, we decided to post photographs of some of the many dogs that Edith Wharton owned and loved throughout her life. Always a passionate animal lover, she supported many animal charities, including helping to set up the S.P.C.A. in its early days in the United States. Most of the photographs are held in the Edith Wharton Collection at the Beinecke Library at Yale. The second photograph (we don't yet know this dog's name) was taken on the terrace at The Mount by either Edith or Teddy Wharton.

EW with Mouton and Sprite

On The Mount's terrace

Mitou, Miza and Nicette