Now you can make your favorite pet an authentic Victorian pet collar with directions from an 1872 Harper’s Bazaar magazine. The collar consists of a strip of blue cashmere sixteen inches long and an inch and a quarter wide, which is ornamented, a s shown by the color illustration, with application figures of red cloth and with button-hole and herringbone stitching of red saddler’s silk. Find details here.
This 1850s daguerreotype features a perky dog (with a hand-colored collar) balanced obediently on a tassel trimmed table. [Digital image: Daguerreotype, hand-colored. American, c.1854. Courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.]