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!
HOW TO JOIN
If you are already an Untapped New York Insider, log in to your account and register for the event. You will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link to join. You will need to download the Zoom app for your computer or phone in order to join the event.
If you are not an Untapped New York Insider yet, become one today and join the event! Get two months free with code STAYHOME.
If you don't see a "Register" button on this page, please make sure you are logged in and refresh this page.
See our full list of Untapped New York Insiders member events .
Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress
- Hear about Hear about: The spoiled monkey griffon responsible for America’s first doggie day care at the Plaza Hotel
- The French poodle with a $1 million dog yard on Fifth Avenue
- The terrier that inspired Margaret Wise Brown’s last picture book
- The pug reportedly buried at Green-Wood Cemetery—and more!