Historic photographs in ‘Love Immortal’ celebrate the timeless relationship between dogs and their people

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September 8, 2022

Kate Mothes

Images from the book ‘Love Immortal’ by Anthony Cavo, shared with permission. Copyright © 2022 by Anthony Cavo, reprinted by kind permission of Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

After the earliest known photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce from the upstairs window of his home in Burgundy, France, the world was captivated by the newfound ability to capture loved ones – and furry friends – for posterity. Immortal Love, a new antiquarian and collector’s book Antoine Cavounderlines the timeless and universal recognition that, for many, dogs are an integral part of the family.

At the age of seven, the author began criss-crossing the neighborhoods of New York with his red wagon in search of treasures. A chip off the old block – his father was also an antique dealer – Cavo grew up with a deep love and appreciation for vintage objects, particularly photographs, and for over fifty years he has compiled an incredible catalog of images , including hundreds of portraits of dogs and their passionate owners.

The new volume published by harper design presents more than 200 photographs taken between 1840 and 1930 that cover the entire technological spectrum of the medium, from daguerreotypes to ambrotypes, from tintypes to business cards, including sepia and black and white images. Depict beloved terriers, retrievers or dogs as expressive and lively as if they could jump off the table, run out of frame or, doing what dogs do best, doze off at any moment. You can find a copy at Librairie.org. (Going through PetaPixel)

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