Here's one of the first dog photos ever taken - actually a daguerrotype from the 1850s, to be auctioned off at Sotheby's on March 30:

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And here's a stunning series of photos by Dutch photographer, Maarten Wetsema, that shows that some things change, and others definitely do not. My fave after the jump - Jacob in a beanbag.

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