Sunday, February 04, 2024

Quite a Dog Car

This is one of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge’s two Cadillac “dog wagons,” which were built on extended 1939 Cadillac “Sixty Special” chassis.

Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge was the niece of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and was the first woman judge at the Westminster dog show in 1924.

In 1927 she held the first Morris and Essex Dog Show which was, for several decades, the largest dog show in the world, with an attendance of 50,000 people in 1939.  The last Morris and Essex show of her era was held in 1957.

Mrs. Dodge died in 1973, but the Morris and Essex dog show has recently been revived (smaller now, of course), and even has it's own FaceBook page!

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