Trick photography book about an adorable doggie, 1954


13 Responses to “Trick photography book about an adorable doggie, 1954”

  1. funkadelic73 says:

    Cory, do you have ties to KC? I’ve seen several posts from you that makes me wonder if you didn’t grow up here or something…

  2. yri says:

    Oh, Laddie gets all the credit again, while poor Gaspode is ignored…

  3. Anonymous says:

    why’d they put flooring on the wall?

  4. nixiebunny says:

    I wanna see the picture in which that plank ‘wall’ is still the wall while Laddie is walking on the floor!

  5. Anonymous says:

    TTTT, this is a hilarious photo.

  6. Feenicks says:

    OMG! I had that book! And I remember LOVING it! And i forgotten all about it til now, but soon as i saw the pic above i remembered that one of him standing on the water! Oh man!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Eat your heart out lionel richie!!!

  8. Steve Schnier says:

    OMG! I had this book! Weird flashback. Thanks for posting it!

  9. Cunning says:


  10. Anonymous says:

    I take it the boy is lying on his back.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow! This is my grandfather’s book. Neat to see it online after so long. I still have my copy.

    To respond to the ‘shopped’ comment above, I’ll just say that this was way before Photoshop. Like my others pointed out, Laddie is walking on the floor and Bruce is laying down (that’s why the books on the side table have to be stacked toward the wall).

    Great post! Thanks for the memories!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Laddie was our family dog (before I was born) and is in a few golden books. My dad, William Gottlieb, wrote and photographed a half dozen golden books and one large sized one, “The Four Seasons”.

    Some of the other trick shots in Laddie the Superdog, including the one Feenicks remembers, are not as easy to figure out as this one!

    I actually have a few mint condition signed copies of his Golden books if any of you are interested.

    Ed Gottlieb
    The Golden Age of Jazz

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