Since the invention of photography, people have tried to capture their pets on camera. Cats, dogs, ponies and even more exotic animals are a central feature of family photograph albums and we are interested in finding out how the way in which people photographed pets changed over time.
As part of our research project, we are collecting together and sharing photographs of families and their pets, both in the past and present. This is where you come in! If you have an image from your family collection showing your pets, either by themselves or with family members, it would be great if you could share it with us.
You can do this either directly on Instagram by tagging us in your photo (@pet_histories), or by sending the photograph to us via email to upload. To do this simply fill out the form below and attach it, together with the photograph, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.