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Take me home

Take me home

Sept. 22, 1942: The original Los Angeles Times caption said:

SEEKING HOME–This black and white dachshund puppy is one of 100 dogs for which homes are sought during the current National Dog Week. She and the others may be seen at the City Animal Shelter.

A short story in the Sunday, Sept. 20, 1942, Los Angeles Times had previously reported:

Every dog–so the saying goes–has his day….

But in Los Angeles, beginning today, Fido will have an entire week.

The 15th annual observance of National Dog Week will be held here with “Every Dog Needs a Good Home” as the theme.

Open House will be held at the Animal Shelter, 215 W. Ann St., from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

On Sept. 21, 1942, staff photographer Paul Calvert went over to the City Animal Shelter and took some images. A different image of the above dachshund puppy – with the above caption – was published in the Sept. 22, 1942, Los Angeles Times. But Calvert so loved this image, he left an 11-by-14-inch print in the Times archives before he retired in 1971.

1 Comment

  1. April 30, 2013, 6:21 am

    One has to wonder if Paul Calvert ended up loving this Dachshund puppy, enough to take it home from the shelter, or was he just fixated on loving his own photographic prowess?

    Again an online news article, so to say, that tells only half the story.

    Scott, how about doing some research and adding information of the fate of the Dachshund puppy in this 1942 photo.



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