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A photo book and fictional history of the 20th century's most notable dogs

Welcome to our Kickstarter page for Canine Chronicles: 1900-2000, A Century of History's Most Notable Dogs!

The Project We're three sisters -- Alice, Cindy, and Winnie -- and we're pooling our skills together to bring you an imaginative retelling of some of the last century's most important historical moments. Using Winnie's vintage-style dog photos as the launching point for our book, we profile ten special dogs and their unique contributions to history. Who are history's most notable dogs? We already know about human luminaries like Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart -- but what about their canine counterparts? They're the real innovators, adventurers, tinkerers, intellectuals, poets, and revolutionaries who helped guide humans from the Steam Age to the Internet Age. These matchless pooches are also pretty darn well-dressed and absurdly adorable -- a dangerous combination!

The final book will feature beautiful photographs accompanied by fictional tales of each dog's individual historical contribution. The dogs will be dressed in fashion appropriate to their historical moment, whether it's a scientist from the 1920's, an aviator from 1930's, a social revolutionary from the 1960's, or a tech innovator from the 1990's. (Seriously, did you know a Daschund invented the Internet??!)

How does Kickstarter work? Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, allowing us to offer you exciting rewards in exchange for your support. Funding is all-or-nothing, so if we can raise $6500 or more within our time limit, Canine Chronicles is a go! If we don't make our goal, nobody gets charged anything. It's a pretty cool idea, and not only makes it possible for Canine Chronicles to become a reality, but allows us to take you along in our creative journey as well.

Where will the funds go? While we each have a lot of individual experience making things -- Alice as a designer, Cindy as a writer, and Winnie as a photographer -- this is the first time we've ever made a book. The funds we raise will help us produce the remaining photo shoots and cover the cost of printing the books. We've pulled a lot of favors from friends to help keep costs at a minimum while still bringing you a high quality final book.

The Rewards If you peep over to the right side of this page, you'll see a list of rewards you can get, from notecards and prints, to copies of the book and even a custom photo session for your special pooch with Winnie. We know it's getting to that time of year where having things delivered on time is really important, so we've made sure that any reward in the first two tiers ($5, $15) will be delivered to your door by Christmas. WOW! We're also anticipating that Canine Chronicles itself will be finished by Spring 2011, so you won't have to wait too much longer.

We Heart You Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page! We hope you're as excited as we are to create this one-of-a-kind book, and with your support, we're going to make fictional canine history a must-read for dog-lovers, history buffs, and anyone who's curious to learn more about things we totally made up as an excuse to put curious outfits on adorable dogs :)

Seriously though, we couldn't do this without you, and we can't wait to show you the finished project!

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    "The Chihuahua" - A single dog portrait notecard. This 4" x 6" notecard featuring Winnie's dog portraits is blank on the back and comes with a white envelope. For international destinations, please add $2 shipping.

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    "The Bulldog" - A set of 10 dog portrait notecards. This set of 10 blank notecards features 5 different dog portraits. Set includes ten 4" x 6" blank notecards (2 each of Angus, Jasper, Bodo, Bambi, and Zoey) and ten white envelopes. For international destinations, please add $5 shipping.

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    "The Dachshund" - An 8" x 10" signed archival print (1 of 10 images from the final book) - This 8 in. x 10 in. archival pigment print is printed on 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish. It is unmatted and unframed, with a white border around the image for easy framing. For international destinations, please add $10 shipping.

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    "The Labrador Retriever" - Your own copy of the final book, Canine Chronicles, with your name in the acknowledgments. For international destinations, please add $10 shipping.

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    "The German Shepherd" - Your own copy of the final book, Canine Chronicles, with your name in the acknowledgments, plus a set of 10 dog portrait notecards with envelopes. For international destinations, please add $10 shipping.

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    NEW LIMITED REWARD: "The Pie Lover" - Your own copy of the final book, Canine Chronicles, with your name in the acknowledgments, plus a set of 10 dog portrait notecards with envelopes, plus delicious PIE from Brooklyn restaurant "Pies 'n' Thighs"! (Local only)

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    "The Beagle" - Your own copy of the final book, Canine Chronicles, with your name in the acknowledgments, a signed 11" x 14" archival print of 1 of 10 images from the book, plus a set of 10 dog portrait notecards with envelopes. For international destinations, please add $15 shipping.

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    NEW REWARD: "The Glutton" - Your own copy of the final book, Canine Chronicles, with your name in the acknowledgments, a signed 11" x 14" archival print of 1 of 10 images from the book, plus a set of 10 dog portrait notecards with envelopes, AND Cindy will cook you a 4-course dinner, including homemade pie, of course! (Local only)

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    "The Poodle" - A personal dog portrait photo session with photographer Winnie Au and your own copy of the final book, Canine Chronicles, with your name in the acknowledgments. You can choose from a selection of 5 vintage wallpaper backdrops and have your dog photographed at our studio. Winnie will capture your pet on beautiful medium format film with a classic camera, and your pup will feel like an important historical figure for a day. A portrait session includes up to 2 hour session time, 8 × 10 contact sheets of all images, scanning of film and retouching for one final select. You will have your choice of print packages (two 8 × 10′s with one 11 × 14 digital c-print, or two 11 × 14 digital c-prints or one 16 × 20 museum quality, archival digital c-print) This reward is for NYC area only. For other destinations, please allow for travel fees.

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