Afghan Hound Times
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Afghan Hound Ephemera
(AKC judge Leon J. Iriberry Greetings Cards)
On this page we detail various seasonal greeting cards from the 30's/40's as sent to AKC judge Leon J. Iriberry from various famous Afghan Hound kennels and owners
Leon J. Iriberry was an active leader of the AKC community in the 1920's - 1940's. While he bred champion Fox Terriers and penned articles in various publications, he was most famous for his prestigious position as an AKC judge. In 1933 he awarded the very first American Kennel club points to the Great Pyrenees breed, as well as milestones in other breed categories.The unique aspect of this group of memorabilia is that these cards spared no expense as they were often custom printed, usually with a handsome photo of a champion which in some cases were commissioned by famous photographers like Tauskey. There are even artists renderings - drawn and handpainted!
(Majorie Lathrop (Majara Afghan Hounds)
Front features a woodblock print of an
Afghan Hound chasing an animal down a hill
"Merry Xmas, Marjorie Walker" is written in the print.
There is a second greetings card dated 1944 -
(Chas A. Costabile and Family (Kandika Afghan Hounds)
An Afghan Hound holiday card in its original envelope,
addressed to Leon J. Iriberry, postmarked from
San Antonio, Texas, 1947..Exterior features a print of
Santa Claus, reading "Greetings" in gold. Interior features a
print of two Afghan Hounds, "Deeka" and "Kanda". Printing reads
"Merry Christmas, Happy New Year,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas A. Costabile and Afghan Family".
(Marion and Harry Florsheim (Five Miles Afghan Hounds)
Exterior features a print of an Afghan Hound in a sled,
labeled "Int. Ch. Rudiki of Prides Hill, Afghan Hound".
Interior reads "Bringing Sincere Good Wishes for Christmas
and the New Year, Marion and Harry Florsheim" printed in red.
There is a second greetings card
Interior reads "A Joyous Christmas Season
and A Happy New Year
Marion and Harry Florsheim"
There is a third greetings card
here is a fourth greetings card
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