||Animal Image is home to one of the most comprehensive private
archives of original historical images and documents pertaining to pets in the
country. The collection is available for licensed commercial and editorial use, and
includes photographs dating from as early as 1855 as well as original engravings,
books and three-dimensional artifacts.
Mary Thurston is available for
technical and research consultations. As a former curator and historian
specializing in companion animal history, Mary has worked as a film consultant for
documentaries airing on the History Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, A and E Network,
CNN and the BBC. She is author of the 1996 groundbreaking work, The
Lost History of the Canine Race, was a contributing editor to Dr. Johnson's Apple Orchard: the story of America's first
pet cemetery (1997), A
Thousand Hounds: the history of the dog in photography (2000), and more
recently, two editions of encyclopedia exploring the many ways animals contribute to human
NEW: visit our exhibit, SIT, STAY, SMILE! The Early History of Pet Photography 1850-1915.
Now online at the Animal History