Smithsonian Snapshot: If Dogs Could Fly

Newswise imageThe dog days of summer would be a bit cooler for puppies if they could be unleashed to fly around the neighborhood.

“Winged Dog,” pictured here, is one of many fanciful creatures created by Stephan W. Polaha (1891-1977) that often mashed up different figures and concepts. For this piece, Polaha added wings to man’s best friend.