Dogs of the First World War
Free admission; no advance booking required
Staff Sergeant (Horse Farrier) of the Army Service Corps (ASC) with the Corps pet dogs, Hissy and Jack (Libby Hall Collection, Bishopsgate Institute Archive)
The exhibition can be visited during Institute opening hours until 26 June 2015.
Come along to the Dogs of the First World War
exhibition exploring the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the years 1914-18.
The exhibition is inspired by the Libby Hall Collection
held in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute. The collection is a treasure trove of canine-related photographs and postcards, essential viewing for dog-lovers and social historians alike.
Between 1966 and 2008, Libby Hall collected old photographs of dogs, acquiring thousands of images to assemble what is possibly the largest number of canine pictures ever gathered by one person. From this unique collection of remarkable private photographs and commercial postcards Libby Hall has selected her favourite images to reveal the unique bond between man and dog in our Dogs of the First World War exhibition.
Dogs of the First World War postcards
are also available.