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Irene Castle and Vernon Castle in Uniform with German Shepherd Dog | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Irene Castle and Vernon Castle in Uniform with German Shepherd Dog

Irene Castle and Vernon Castle in Uniform with German Shepherd Dog | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Original caption:<p>"The above picture is the first that has been taken of Mrs. Vernon Castle and her soldier husband since he returned to this country after his strenuous duties as a member of the British Flying Corps at the front in France. Mr. Castle has been awarded the 'Croix de Guerre' in recognition of his distinguished services. He has been visiting his wife at the Pathé Studio where she is starring in motion pictures and the photograph was taken there in a 'set' which is being used in her first feature picture.<p>The dog, it will be noted, is a German police dog. When asked as to how it happens that he is willing to have as pet a dog which is as Teutonic as a dachshund, Mr. Castle informed the interviewer that the canine deserted from the German trenches to the English and was now British in everything except name."<p>This publicity photograph was taken on the set of Irene Castle's silent film "Sylvia of the Secret Service" (Astra Film, 1917).

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DESCRIPTION
Original caption:

"The above picture is the first that has been taken of Mrs. Vernon Castle and her soldier husband since he returned to this country after his strenuous duties as a member of the British Flying Corps at the front in France. Mr. Castle has been awarded the 'Croix de Guerre' in recognition of his distinguished services. He has been visiting his wife at the Pathé Studio where she is starring in motion pictures and the photograph was taken there in a 'set' which is being used in her first feature picture.

The dog, it will be noted, is a German police dog. When asked as to how it happens that he is willing to have as pet a dog which is as Teutonic as a dachshund, Mr. Castle informed the interviewer that the canine deserted from the German trenches to the English and was now British in everything except name."

This publicity photograph was taken on the set of Irene Castle's silent film "Sylvia of the Secret Service" (Astra Film, 1917).

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10808
Creation Date: August 21 1917
Creator Name:Pathe
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State:New Jersey
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Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:NF Castle, Vernon and Irene
Original Dimensions:4.25 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Dogs
Actresses
Dancers
Silent films
Fashion
Air pilots, Military
Military uniforms
World War, 1914-1918
Couples
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography
Women
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
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