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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
"Bar Hounds" - a favorite picture!
Chances are if you are over the age of, say, 40... you've seen this picture. It's called "Bar Hounds," and it's an illustration done by Constance Depler Coleman circa 1950.
Constance had (has) a knack for drawing dogs with amusing human characteristics, and when I was growing up the very print you see here hung on the wall above our "gossip bench" (another vintage thingie!). I used to spend a lot of time studying the individual characters here - the dachsund on the far right and the shawl-wearing gal on the far left were always my two favorites. I set this picture aside when going through my dad's things after he passed away, even though my own family was in "house-limbo" at the time, and now it hangs above the mantle in our basement rec room. (Which explains the poor quality of the photo - it's kind of dark down there and I did not want to use my flash.) This print measures about 16 inches high and about 36 inches long - it's still in the frame I remember from my childhood home.