Category Archives: dogs

Grow, Preserve, Eat—York County and food

From the time the first humans walked the productive soil of what is now York County, Pa., food has been grown, preserved and happily eaten here. Here a few examples from our history: One of my recent York Sunday News … Continue reading

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Weiser tavern scene of York sausage snatching

The drawings of York folk artist Lewis Miller are often used to illustrate 19th century American life. An example is the illustration above of a dog stealing Mrs. Weiser’s sausage out of the pan. It shows the three-legged frying pan … Continue reading

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More cute dogs with famous owners painted by York native H. R. Hildebrand

Ready for some more really cute dogs? As promised in my last post about the extremely prolific artist H. Robert Hildebrand, who specialized in dog portraits, I’ll list a few of his celebrity clients. These were listed in the brochure … Continue reading

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York County native H. Robert Hildebrand was a prolific pet portraitist

Perhaps you have seen, or maybe even have, one or more of H. Robert Hildebrand’s personality-laden dog portraits. The portrait above is in a private York collection, and I know of others of York County dogs. Hildebrand was born in … Continue reading

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John Fisher’s dog thought the bear on the tavern sign was real

My previous post on John Fisher focused on his clocks. Fisher was also quite an artist. As well as pictures, he painted his wood carvings and also flags and trade signs to order. York folk artist Lewis Miller recorded what … Continue reading

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York Going to the Dogs for Over 100 Years

It seems like every year we hear of York County connections to the premier Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Just this year a toy poodle from Dillsburg named Vikki won the best of breed to make it to the finals. … Continue reading

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