Friday, May 6, 2011

Airedales are True Friends

In addition to loving Airedales, I enjoy family history and often search old newspapers for obituaries and other announcements. I was thrilled to find this ad for Velvet tobacco in the January 21, 1920, issue of The Steubenville Herald-Star. Isn't this drawing of an Airedale grand?!

Airedales were popular in the 1920s but they didn't always look like our Airedales of today. This one does!

He's part of an ad for Velvet tobacco. While I don't condone the use of tobacco I certainly appreciate Velvet's choice to use an Airedale to represent a true friend.

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I hope you're enjoying your Airedale and find that he or she is the truest friend you've ever had!


  1. Dales are definitely true friends. What a fun ad.

  2. I just ran across this ad. It reminds me so much of a friend who passed recently. I imagine him at the Rainbow Bridge being greeted by his Airedale, Toby. One of my favorite photos of them is of him standing in his tweeds, carrying his pipe and walking stick, faithful Airedale at his side.

    1. What a wonderful image of your friend, Sidney. It will be such a happy reunion for all of us when we find our true Airedale friends at the Rainbow Bridge, won't it?!


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