Virtual Talk: The Dog Days of Gotham – Tales of Pampered Pooches in Old New York


In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Pomeranians, terriers, bulldogs, and other small breeds were extremely popular with socialites of the “fairer sex” and starlets of stage and screen. Pet dogs were as much a status symbol for these wealthy ladies as were their diamonds and furs. Many women of the Gilded Age loved their dogs more than they loved their children or husbands.

Join Peggy Gavan, author of The Hatching Cat: True and Unusual Animal Tales of Old New York, as she leads you virtually down the old city streets while sharing fascinating stories of wealthy and eccentric women and the pampered pooches they adored.

Fun for dog lovers and history fans alike!


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