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More Vintage Photos of Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery

"Mrs. L. V. Carr with Billy Girl and Aspin Hill Flapper, two dogs that have attracted a considerable amount of attention." Evening Star, January 26, 1924, pg. 16. National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress
“Mrs. L. V. Carr with Billy Girl and Aspin Hill Flapper, two dogs that have attracted a considerable amount of attention.” Evening Star, January 26, 1924, pg. 16. National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress. LOT 12296 (H) Volume 1, p. 11 (mislabeled “Mrs. P. E. Smith, etc.”)

Here are some vintage photographs related to Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery which I found recently at the Library of Congress and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

The Evening Star newspaper printed two photographs reporting on the opening of the Washington Dog Show in 1924.  One of the photos included Aspin Hill Flapper, a champion Boston Terrier bred at Aspin Hill Kennels.  She was buried at Aspin Hill with a marker that was, at the time, the largest in the entire cemetery. Continue reading More Vintage Photos of Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery

The Stories Behind the Stones

Trouble - Our Faithful and Effectionate Companion. (photo of pet cemetery)
Trouble – Our Faithful and Effectionate Companion. (February 2018)

For the first twenty-four years of my life, I lived less than two miles from the one of the oldest pet cemeteries in the United States. During those years, I never visited it, although I would occasionally hear stories about it. People would say that J. Edgar Hoover’s dogs were buried there as well as the dog “Petey” from the Our Gang movies.
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