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Today is #NationalDogDay. During the 19th century, pet-keeping became an important part of European culture and style. The development of middle-class populations created disposable income, and many families began to keep pets in the home for companionship. As pet ownership became more widely accepted, dogs began to decorate more household objects, such as this silver plate card receiver. What’s your favorite type of dog? See “Eclectic Taste: Victorian Silver Plate” online at https://bit.ly/VictorianSP This image was posted on August 26, 2020.