Take a break from finals to stop by the Taubman Atrium 11am-3pm on December 9th to visit with our four-legged friends. We are proud to partner with A New Leash on Life for this event. Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm dog reduces blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones in the body.

Meanwhile, enjoy these dogs from the Library of Congress’ digital collections!

Featured: [Trained dog act]. 1899. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co. Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress).

Dogs in order of appearance:

Sousa with dog. Kingfisher, I.T. (Indian Territory, now Oklahoma), ca. 1900. Photographer unknown. Music Division, Library of Congress.

Dog. 1879. Lithograph by Herman Bencke. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.

A jolly dog. c1878. Currier & Ives. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.

Dog show. [1923].National Photo Company Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.

DOG SHOW. 1915. Harris & Ewing. Harris & Ewing Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.

Toy dog [Victor]. [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1920]. Bain News Service.George Grantham Bain Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

Child with dog. [between ca. 1900 and ca. 1930]. Frank and Frances Carpenter collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.