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The Death Of Rover

This 19th century mug was intended for a child. However, it is a pattern that would be considered inappropriate for children in the 21st century.  “The Death Of Rover,” is copied from Thomas Bewick’s “A General History of Quadrupeds,” which was first published in 1790. Hanging was a way of killing dogs who harmed livestock. To learn more about it, see pattern #19043 in the Database of Patterns and Sources.

the Death of Rover