The Archives | 1933 Boston Bulldog

To reiterate, this archive is meant to help tell a very complicated and controversial story pertaining to the history of pit bull dogs. While I may eventually end up using digital files from other archive sources in the future, the pieces I will be writing about in this blog series are historical artifacts currently in […]

The Archives – 1929 Pete the Pup

The Archives | 1929 Hershey's Ice Cream trading card of Pete the Pup from "Our Gang"

For nearly a century – children of all generations, regardless of which decade they were born in, have grown up to know and love a dog named Pete. ‘Pete the pup’ was a character from the popular American comedy series – “Our Gang“ in the late 1920s and 30s, which later became known as “The […]

The Archives – 1915 WWI Poster

Since today is Memorial Day, I felt it was only appropriate to share an vintage piece from the archive that features both a pit bull dog with a U.S. military theme. Thankfully for me, this type of dog was prominently placed in propaganda posters and other items during WWI, and often used to depict the […]

The Archives | 1890s Pit Bull Dog

The Archives | 1890s Pit Bull Dog

Over the years while researching my documentary films, I have acquired numerous historical artifacts related to the topics these films explore. I quickly became fascinated by the history of pit bull dogs, and sought out old photographs, postcards and other items for inspiration. It started in 2007 after beginning a documentary about dogfighting titled “Fighting […]

The Fight Against Dogfighting | Season 1, Episode 3

In this third episode – titled “The Fight Against Dogfighting“, of this inaugural season of the “I Am Human. This Is My Dog.” podcast, we pivot back to the topic of dogfighting in the direct aftermath of the Michael Vick. Since Episode Two focused mainly on interviews and other activities pertaining to breed specific legislation […]

The Prelude | Season 1, Episode 1

In this first episode – titled “The Prelude”, of this inaugural season of the “I Am Human. This Is My Dog.” podcast, we focus on the Michael Vick dogfighting case of 2007.