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    Posted on May 8, 2013

    27 Puppies Of The Past Demonstrating The Internet Memes Of Today

    These dogs were revolutionaries.

    1. America: Putting impossibly cute small puppies in glasses since 1926.

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    2. America: Putting impossibly cute small puppies in pots since 1926.

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    3. Here, two dogs demonstrate what was then a groundbreaking move in cute puppy photos.

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    4. Extremely small dogs next to extremely large dogs would become a thing years later.

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    5. And of course, dogs with sleeping children would become a huge hit decades later...

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    6. ...were it not for our sleepy forefathers and forecanines.

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    7. Here, some children unknowingly architect the dogs-acting-like-humans phenomenon.

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    8. Which often included doll accessories.

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    9. Or props.

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    10. Or costumes.

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    11. And the right chemistry.

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    12. Here, an artifact of one of the more popular dog memes today: dogs expressing emotions. Like anger.

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    13. Or confusion.

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    14. Or indifference.

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    15. Putting babies and multiple puppies in a carriage has always been a popular one.

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    16. Thanks, in part, to some brilliant composition.

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    17. Note the carefully placed paws and variety of dog expressions. Our original makers of cute worked hard to engineer the right balance.

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    18. Attractive men with guns and dogs — expect a resurgence of this more obscure trend.

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    19. This teaches us that a multitude of puppies is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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    20. Multiple puppies can also be appreciated when they are in boxes.

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    21. Or when they are like this: awesome.

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    22. This is just really freaking cute.

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    23. As is this.

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    24. And OMG thissssssss.

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    25. The beauty. Do you not see it?

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    26. Surely you are beginning to understand the rich, rich history behind adorable puppy photos.

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    27. LAKJDL:JKS:LDKJF:DLJW:LEJW.

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