Among the treasures in my huge collection of vintage vernacular photography are two circa 1910 photos of pitbulls baby-sitting.
In at least half of the photos I have from this era that have dogs in them, the canine in question is a pitbull aka American Staffordshire terrier aka pittie.
Back then, the pitbull was not the pet of choice for the thug with self-image issues, but rather a beloved member of the family.
My store has oodles of stuff bearing these images, including t-shirts -- neckties -- wallets - -- wall art (wall art!) -- clocks -- pillows -- wallets -- bags -- buttons -- keychains -- a bunch more stuff.
To see more, go to:
http://zazzle.com/The_Olden_Eye?rf=238225004668148127 and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'pitbull'