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Photo Info

Dimensions3000 x 1987
Original file size1.59 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken6-Jan-09 16:41
Date modified6-Jan-09 21:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2H
Focal length19 mm
Focal length (35mm)28 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.9
Exposure1/750 at f/25
FlashFired, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


One of the two Pillot dog sculptures in front of the Pillot House in Houston, Texas. Eugene Pillot ordered the two original Pillot Dogs from the Janes, Kirtland & Company's 1870 Illustrated Catalogue (the item number for the sculptures was #84 in that publication). Pillot Dogs was cast in Morrisania, New York, from a model designed by a New York sculptor named Richardson. They were placed on low pylons beside the front steps of the Pillot's home. Today, replicas of the original dogs flank the entryway of the house. The original dogs were at a critical status, with portions of the dogs being visibly cracked and chipped. Del Rey Bronze of Houston recast them in 1989. The original cast iron dogs have been carefully restored and relocated to the Heritage Society Museum. Photograph taken on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.