Auction of stray dogs

#Picture Number A185

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an auction of stray dogs seized by the police. A large crowd, including policemen, fills a hall as the auctioneer’s assistants display a dog on a rostrum. A group of dogs waits below. The Graphic magazine of 1868 reported: ‘The bidding was not by any means high … The white dogs might have looked better for a washing … About ?23 would go to the Home for Lost and Stray Dogs, Barnsbury, Islington.’