Nipper, the RCA Victor Dog

Few people could look at this scarce old ad and not recognize “Nipper,” the iconic RCA dog. Francis Barraud, a struggling painter, adopted the dog after his brother Mark’s death, and painted him cocking his head inquisitively at the horn of a phonograph. The painting “His Master’s Voice” went on to be used by Eldridge Johnson for his Victor Talking Machine Company. And the rest, as they say, is history!



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