Gorgeous Photos of Southern Dogs on Southern Porches

From daguerreotypes to digital.
June 3 2013 5:48 AM

Porch Dogs

Exactly what it sounds like.

PORCH DOGS
“Jake, The World’s Greatest Dog,” an 11-year-old male half Rhodesian ridgeback/half Labrador retriever, chow chow, golden retriever, and pit bull mix, in Franklin, Tenn.

Nell Dickerson

Nothing says summer like a dog on a porch. That’s why Slate is thrilled to welcome the month of June with a selection of photographs from Nell Dickerson’s Porch Dogs, which combines its two subjects—porches, dogs—in an intoxicatingly straightforward way. Dickerson is a historian with a camera, a chronicler, previously, of antebellum homes, the aftermath of Katrina, and Confederate cemeteries. In the following images, the grandeur of old-time Southern architecture complements the noble, watchful doghood on display. So porch, meet dog. Dog, porch. And Porch Dogs, meet the Internet. Squee!

PORCH DOGS
Sisters Millie and Belle, both 11-year-old female border collies, in Canton, Miss.

Nell Dickerson

PORCH DOGS
Biscuit, a one-year-old male Jack Russell terrier, in Memphis, Tenn.

Nell Dickerson

PORCH DOGS
Luke, a 3-year-old male Labrador retriever, in Friars Point, Miss.

Nell Dickerson

PORCH DOGS
Maggie (left), a 5-year-old female Jack Russell terrier/Australian cattle dog mix, and BB, a 4-year-old female Labrador retriever/beagle mix, in Charleston, S.C.

Nell Dickerson

PORCH DOGS

Memphis, a 3-year-old female Deutsch kurzhaar, in Bingham, Tenn.

Nell Dickerson

PORCH DOGS
Red, a 2-year-old male Redbone Coonhound, in Benoit, Miss.

Nell Dickerson

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Liza Jane, a 2-year-old female German shepherd, in New Orleans, La.

Nell Dickerson

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Dixie, a 4-year-old female West Highland white terrier, in Memphis, Tenn.

Nell Dickerson

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Fancy (left), a 3-year-old female Pekingese mix, and Kai, a 7-year-old Labrador retriever/beagle mix, in Leiper’s Fork, Tenn.

Nell Dickerson

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