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Dog Collar

1971.1544 (RS85578)

Description

Linking metal band has a back padlock and a front plate.

Details

Label
James Rundlet May's love of animals is apparent throughout the Rundlet-May House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. From the prints of dogs on the walls, to sideboard hardware in the form of cat's heads in the dining room, and especially the family pets' collars that appear throughout the house. May became a founding board member of the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a post his son Ralph maintained. A pet cemetery on the grounds of the house contains many of the May's animals and even a songbird named Sunny Boy.
Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1933
Inscriptions
Engraved: Argus May. No.140
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
tin (metal)
Object type
Animal Husbandry T&E; Pet Supplies
Descriptive terms
Collar, Pet
engraving (printing process)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
7/8 (W), 5 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1544
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12258

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