Item 12 - Saved by Dogs! And They Have Brandy!
Saved by Dogs! And They Have Brandy!
“Alpine Mastiffs” in The Laurel Wreath. Hartford: S. Andrus & Son, 1850.
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This snowy rescue scene takes place in the mountainous Alps, where avalanches were so common a group of monks bred and trained Saint Bernard dogs to help locate and dig out trapped travelers. The story of the history of the bred is told in the gift book and the image was based on a painting by the well-known British animal painter, Sir Edwin Landseer.