Monday, January 16, 2012

"Before the meth dealers...

... the still operators and moonshiners used bulldogs against law enforcement. The more things change, the more they stay the same..."
~ vintage



Prohibition Agents Layton and Jordan, armed with a search warrant, visited a home at Eightieth street and Cobbs Creek, in Delaware County, yesterday and were greeted by five rather vicious looking bulldogs.


Mid 19th century drawing of a low life and his bulldog.

Evening Public Ledger, April 22, 1921

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you know what year that image was drawn?

Also, what years do the adovcates place the pit bull's popularity. Almost every decade since their existence seems to be riddled with negative press more than good.

dawn james said...

1850's

dawn james said...

as for the years of popularity, your guess is as good as mine. the era of pit bull popularity is flexible, it really depends on which advocate is spewing the nonsense but the stubby (ww1) and the petey years seems to be a good bet. there were a few peteys but the most popular one, bred from a famous colby fighter was born in 1929.

vintage said...

The image was drawn 323 American Pit Bull DBRFs ago..

http://www.fatalpitbullattacks.com/index.php