Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor
April 17, 2008
Nipper, the RCA Dog, Maryland Historical Society, Park Avenue and Monument Street, 1955.
Nipper, arguably a Jack Russell terrier, is the longtime logo for RCA Records. Sitting atop the historical society, the 14-foot, 1,700-pound fiberglass Nipper peers into a replica of a wind-up Edison-Bell cylinder phonograph. In 1996, Baltimore reclaimed Nipper from a Virginia backyard and moved the famous mutt to City Life Museums' East Baltimore campus. Nipper was moved to its present location in 1999.
Bonus fact: The historical society sells stuffed Nipper toys for $8.