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Beg Sir!

Dog seated on chair at left in image. Girl standing to right of chair facing dog and bringing it a bowl of milk. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Beg Sir/ (Child and Dog) (8.4 x 11.8) - S "

Small dogs were frequent companions for children and offered companionship as well as protection. Here, a young girl tries to teach her dog to “beg” by offering it a bowl of milk.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 10 x 14 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-418
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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