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Afghan Art Button Museum
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Illustration of a big black dog on a blue background with mountains in the background over black text

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Afghan Hounds are known for their long, flowing coats, which protected them in the mountainous regions of the Middle East, Afghanistan in particular, where the breed may have originated. The Marx brothers imported the first Afghan Hounds to the United States in 1926.

This button is part of a larger set of 35 buttons, each with an illustration of a different dog breed. They were originally sold on a 6” x 9” cardboard sheet.

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