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This section is involved with "Ephemera" which in our case means the collection of items such as trade cards, greeting cards, playing cards, posters etc which depict The Afghan Hound, and hopefully have or involve some aspect of breed history which we can research and document here
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INDEX TO EPHEMERA PAGES


WIRE PHOTO "BEGUM" WESTMINSTER BOB 1934

Well what a way to start this section - the discovery of TWO rare photo's of a very early Afghan Hound in the USA ...

Update 8/4/202 - Lyall Payne (Bletchley Hall Afghan Hounds, NZ) an avid breed researcher has kindly provided us with some additional information about Begum's owner -

Philip A Conne was a founder of Saks clothing, An ad man he convinced the Saks family to start up a mega store in NY – first one and it all went uphill from there. Died in France – was ill in final year and went to Europe to live (was Hungarian originally) – married again in that last year. Body returned to US for interment. Had a medical science innovation award given out in his memory as late as the mid 50s despite his dying in 1927. Member of the ‘Free & Accepted Masons) (Masonic Lodge). He had homes in Illinois and Manhattan (just as one of the early writers stated) – besides he was the only Philip A (Adelhard) Conne in US history !! Died in Biarritz.


Afghan Hound Times - AFGHAN HOUND Vintage Wire Photo Date-- 2/13/34ORIGINAL CAPTION: "ALONE IN HER CLASS----'Begum' occupied a very special place at the 58th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, February 13, for she was the only Afghan hound to be exhibited. She is a magnificent speciman of the breed, however, as the picture shows. She is owned by Mrs. Philip Conne of Chicago and New York.",


Begum (USA) Vintage Wire Photo Dated 2/13/34. Begum was born 1932/02/11 and was brown or cream with fawn markings. Begum was bred by Mr E Abrams (de Flandre Kennel). Mr Abrams got his kennel name from his English imports. He imported several "Flandre" afghans bred by Mrs M B Cooper (UK - Flandre), added the "De" to create his American version of the kennel name - De Flandre. Mr Abrams was one of the earliest enthusiasts in the breed having got involved as early as 1927. Despite this early enthusiasm, none of the De Flandre Afghan Hounds contribute to the pedigree history of the breed. Mr Abrams bred a few generations and then the kennel lapsed.

Credit should be given to Mr Abram for his endeavours which undoubtedly helped bring the Afghan Hound breed to the attention to the public, especially on the east coast. . Begum was not his first Afghan exhibited at Westminster Kennel Club. He imported the dog Barakhan de Flandre from Mrs M B Cooper in England (later owned by W D. Goff) and this dog (the only Afghan Hound entered) won open dog, winners dog, and best of breed under Judge Anton A Rost at Westminser KC in 1930. So Mr Abram can claim having won best of breed at Westminster for the years 1930 and 1934. Barakhan left a brother behind in England by the name of Nush-Ki Of Ruritannia who was the 9th Afghan Hound to be made up a Champion in England. As you can see, Begum and her family were verrrrrry early examples of the breed in the USA

Below is the pedigree of Begum. USA.

Pedigree of BEGUM (USA)
Parents Grandparents Great-Grandparents Great-Great-Grandparents
Kush De Flandre Mustavi of Ghazni Khan of Ghazni Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Rani of Ghazni Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Cupra Bm Drinkwater Geufron Baluch Bm Taiza Bm
Nurm Bm
Oolu Bm Ooty Bm
Pushum Bm
Blodwin De Flandre Mustavi of Ghazni Khan of Ghazni Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Rani of Ghazni Parent Not Recorded
Parent Not Recorded
Tarza Baluch Bm Taiza Bm
Nurm Bm
Daghai Bm Ooty Bm
Pushum Bm


Begum (USA) Vintage Magazine Photo Dated 1935
Afghan Hound Times - Begum (USA) rare photograph 1930'sORIGNAL PHOTO CAPTION: "ALONE IN HER CLASS----'Begum' occupied a very special place at the 58th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, February 13, for she was the only Afghan hound to be exhibited. She is a magnificent speciman of the breed, however, as the picture shows. She is owned by Mrs. Philip Conne of Chicago and New York.",


AFGHAN HOUND Vintage Wire Photo
AFGHAN HOUND Vintage Wire Photo Date Unknown - early 1930'sNo further info on the photo at this time. Came with other photo's, so presume USA early 1930's. Will research further.


AFGHAN HOUND Vintage Wire Photo Dated 11/8/52
Champion Majara Mihrab

Afghan Hound Times - AFGHAN HOUND Vintage Wire Photo Ch Majara Mihrab 11/8/52CAPTION: "THE CHAMP HAS HIS DAY---Mrs. Fred Jagger of Scotch Plains, N.J., combs the hair of "Champion Majara Mihrab", a two-year-old Afghan hound. The canine took top honors as the best-of-breed in the recent New York dog show".. Will research further.


VINTAGE AFGHAN HOUND ON LEASH - Circa 1939
Afghan Hound Times - VINTAGE AFGHAN HOUND ON LEASH PHOTOGRAPH - Circa 1939No further information. Will research further.


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