This is an original 1907 black and white print ad for F.G. MacIntosh's Cocker Spaniels. This bred of dog is one of the oldest in the world. They were often referred to by Chaucer and Shakespeare between 1342 and 1616. The dog was originally bred to drive game out of heavy brush, as well as to retrieve water fowl. It is thought that Spaniels actually played a part in the separation of England from the Catholic Church when Pope Clement VIII was bit on the toe by Lord Wiltshire's cocker spaniel.
This 104+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No aging. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is a small blemish in this ad which is visible in this digital copy.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 2.75 x 1 inches; 7 x 3 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising