Old Photographs and Artwork
Last updated: March 21, 2007
Throughout the website there are photographs and artwork accompanying specific topics. On this page we present a sampling of interesting pictures taken from my book The American Dominique – A Treatise for the Fancier. Obviously, this is not a comprehensive list; rather it is a fun look at the various ways Dominiques have been portrayed.
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This photograph was taken at the old A. Q. Carter farm about 1915. The Gould family bought the farm from the ailing Mr. Carter and the Dominiques came with it. The Dominique cock on the right was the male that A. O. Schilling used as a model for the Standard of Perfection.
This artwork is quite possibly the worst “official” portrayal of a Dominique. The appearance of this artwork in the 1910 Standard of Perfection caused the National Dominique Club of America to rally support for a change to the breed standard.
This is the earliest known artwork associated with the Dominique.
This photograph is of Carl Gallaher and a fine Dominique pullet. He with two other individuals kept the American Dominique from becoming extinct. Notice the comb on the pullet – excellent shape and size. The pullet also exhibits the “lacey” pattern in her feathers that give the old lines their distinctive look.
As a final item we present a cut that was often used in Dominique advertisements. For an additional fee a stock picture of the breed could be included in an advertisement. The one shown here appeared most often in the 1860s.
This early artwork was used to represent the Dominique; however, the same body outline was used with a number of breed descriptions, each with some subtle difference to indicate it’s uniqueness. For example, the Dorking was the same picture with just the barring removed. For this reason the artwork should not be considered a good gauge of how Dominiques looked in the early 1800s.
David Hyman with one of his champion Dominique males.
Another photo of one of David Hyman's champion Dominique males.