J.M. Barrie wrote the play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up in 1904. Barrie revised the play for years; the novel, first published in 1911, reflects one version of the story. The Darling children’s nanny, Nana, was a Newfoundland based on J.M. Barrie’s male dog Luath This dog is much smaller than a Newfoundland, but in this picture it looks as though it is looking out for the baby.
|Baby and a Dog on a Sailing Ship
Photographer: Samuel J. Hood
|Pitbull with Baby
Photographer: Henry J. Walker
- Baby and Boat on a Sailing Ship – Australian National Maritime Museum on Flickr Commons. The museum undertakes research and accepts public comments that enhance the information they hold about images in their collection. No known copyright restrictions.
- Pitbull with Baby – Wikimedia Commons, copyright has expired.