Polaroid Guide Dog Adam – March 1999

photobooth03-1999AdamGuideDogEditedMarch 1999,  Melbourne

This is guide dog puppy Adam in his second photobooth shoot. He is one year old in these photos.

Adam would be almost 14 years old, now. He was returned to his family in Tasmania, who had looked after him for the first 10 months of his life. He was found to have elbow dysplasia and was therefore unable to complete his full training, and thus fulfill his role as a working guide dog.

His family were very excited to have him back, so I assume he has lived a good life as a family pet.

This is another polaroid photobooth photo. I have recently discovered that I have more booth polaroids in my collection than I had previously thought. Nevertheless, they are still rare in the world of booth photos.

I have no idea where in Melbourne this photo was taken. Due to the polaroid format, (most of the back is black), I was unable to find the space to write any of the particulars of this day out.

This strip is part of the series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here.

  1. Lisa said:

    rare indeed – before your blog, i had no idea that these existed. i’d love to see more!
    i also think it’s awesome that you have your pup in the booth with you – he’s adorable.


    • Thanks Lisa. That is one of the biggest advantages of having a guide dog – they are allowed everywhere. I have some pics of my dingo-x-dog, Snowy in booths but I have had to smuggle him into two shopping centres (and get out again, very quickly) to get to the booths.


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