Dog Collar

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1868-1933

GUSN

GUSN-12258

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

engraving (printing process)
tin (metal)
Collar, Pet
Collar, Pet

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.

Inscription

Engraved: Argus May. No.140

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Animal Husbandry T&E; Pet Supplies

Dimensions

7/8 (W), 5 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1544