Your Archival Pet Photos can Help Cleveland Animals

Margaret Shaffhauser with bull terrier dog at the Canine Association Show, 3 Nov 1934 / by Ted Hood (courtesy of State Library of New South Wales via Flickr Commons)
Margaret Shaffhauser with bull terrier dog at the Canine Association Show, 3 Nov 1934 / by Ted Hood (courtesy of State Library of New South Wales via Flickr Commons)

By Nicole Laflamme

Vote for your favorite archival cat or dog! 

In an effort to support the Cleveland Animal Protective League (CAPL), Kate Theimer is hosting a web contest encouraging archivists to “vote” for their favorite archival photos of cats and dogs.  A selection of sixteen archival photographs featuring pets will be narrowed down each week in a bracket-style tournament…with the ultimate dog or cat winner being selected during 2015 SAA Conference! The contest will support the work of the CAPL.

Two ways to participate:

#1. SUBMIT ENTRIES!
Entries should be submitted to kate.theimer@gmail.com by July 22.
For more details about the contest and how to submit entries, please visit Kate’s blog, Archives Next.

  • Submit archival photos (unlicensed, sourced from your archives or repository) of a dog OR cat.
  • Submissions from outside the U.S. are welcomed.
  • Please provide an appropriate credit line for your image.
Cat in a silk shoe. Raivola. Photo by Edith Södergran (courtesy of The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland via Flickr Commons)
Cat in a silk shoe. Raivola / by Edith Södergran (courtesy of The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland via Flickr Commons)

#2. VOTE!
Voting will begin on or about July 24th at Archives Next.

(Note: We deliberately chose photos of cats and dogs from international archives to illustrate this post, so as not to give an unfair advantage to any American photos we came across — though there were plenty of good ones on Flickr Commons! And we look forward to seeing yours!)

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