1. America: Putting impossibly cute small puppies in glasses since 1926.
2. America: Putting impossibly cute small puppies in pots since 1926.
3. Here, two dogs demonstrate what was then a groundbreaking move in cute puppy photos.
4. Extremely small dogs next to extremely large dogs would become a thing years later.
5. And of course, dogs with sleeping children would become a huge hit decades later…
6. …were it not for our sleepy forefathers and forecanines.
7. Here, some children unknowingly architect the dogs-acting-like-humans phenomenon.
8. Which often included doll accessories.
9. Or props.
10. Or costumes.
11. And the right chemistry.
12. Here, an artifact of one of the more popular dog memes today: dogs expressing emotions. Like anger.
13. Or confusion.
14. Or indifference.
15. Putting babies and multiple puppies in a carriage has always been a popular one.
16. Thanks, in part, to some brilliant composition.
17. Note the carefully placed paws and variety of dog expressions. Our original makers of cute worked hard to engineer the right balance.
18. Attractive men with guns and dogs — expect a resurgence of this more obscure trend.
19. This teaches us that a multitude of puppies is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
20. Multiple puppies can also be appreciated when they are in boxes.
21. Or when they are like this: awesome.
22. This is just really freaking cute.
23. As is this.
24. And OMG thissssssss.
25. The beauty. Do you not see it?
26. Surely you are beginning to understand the rich, rich history behind adorable puppy photos.
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