American History in Photos

“North Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 10 – ‘Smartest Dog’ to settle down – Maverick, a resourceful Doberman who raised himself from a pup and made a hobby of outwitting dog catchers, gets the first affection he’s had in four years of life from Mrs. Harry Crown, who became Maverick’s first owner yesterday. City dog catchers, who chased Maverick four years as his fame spread, pronounced him the smartest dog they’ve ever seen. A dart-gun tranquilizer charge finally stopped him early this week. Mrs. Crown bought him for $130 from the city in a spirited auction. 10/11/58”

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