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The old advertisements we see on the sides of buildings from the early 1900's are mostly the result of very talented men from the turn of the century called "Wall Dogs". Although their trade continued for many years and still does today, the majority of the work was done from the 1880's to the 1940's. These men taught each other their skill and perfected their artwork on the walls of our cities and towns. Mixing their own pigments and colors in lead based paint and linseed oil; they then scoured up the sides of buildings and left their mark in history.

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Kathryn Dokter
dokterhs Loveland, Colorado, USA
“To capture a moment in time… Kathryn Dokter is an award winning Northern Colorado photographer who has a deep connection to the land and the western way of life. Having grown up in Wyoming on a diversified farming and ranching operation, she has a passion and a romantic ideal towards the western and agricultural lifestyle. She has always been mesmerized by the past; old things, places, pictures, and traditions. Taking photographs is a way for her to capture and record history, ‘that moment in time’. Kathryn has published work in several magazines and on the Web for corporate and advertising projects. Her work has been on display at Colorado Front Range colleges and has received recognition from the ACC, and other local photographic organizations. In addition to her freelance and corporate work, Kathryn enjoys portraiture, photographing weddings and capturing other special events. … preserve it for the future, and do so in the very best possible way.”

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