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Why Is There So Much Art Showing Dogs Playing Poker?

Why Is There So Much Art Showing Dogs Playing Poker?

Chances are that you’ve seen a piece of art or some reference to dogs sitting around a table playing poker. These depictions are on tee shirts, mugs, prints and have even been seen in films and television shows, making appearances in the animated series The Simpsons as well as the television sitcom Roseanne.  But where did the dogs and poker meme come from anyway? In 1894 an American artist, Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1844 - 1934), completed an oil painting of four whiskey drinking, cigarette and cigar smoking dogs sitting around a table playing poker, titled aptly enough, Dogs Playing Poker.…
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