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James Madison University Provost Publishes Book Examining Vintage Photographs

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Posted: September 2, 2014

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“Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs,” by Dr. AJ Morey, contains and examines about 115 photographs taken from 1860-1950. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. AJ Morey)
The idea for “Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves” came to Dr. AJ Morey while browsing photos online. With research, she learned including a dog in a photograph was once a sign of belonging to the middle or upper class. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. AJ Morey)
"Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs," by Dr. AJ Morey

Bringing along Fido to a professional family photo shoot might seem a little unorthodox today, but according to Dr. AJ Morey, PhD., it used to signal good breeding.


Morey, the associate vice...



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