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Kathy in Albany, New York, sent me a postcard of Nipper on top of the old RCA building:


This statue of Nipper weighs four tons and is the “only large Nipper in the United States.” The thing on his ear is an aircraft beacon.

Nipper was a dog who lived in the late 19th century and was the model for the painting “His Master’s Voice,” which shows Nipper listening to a gramophone. The image was adapted as the logo of many recording brands including RCA and EMI. Nipper is my favorite mascot dog, except possibly Owney the mail dog. Thanks, Kathy, for the great card!