Dogs Playing Poker Commissioned by Brown & Begelow Cigars in 1903, American painter C.M. Coolidge painted 16 unforgettable images of Dogs Playing Poker for the brand. Spoofed many times in greeting cards and in popular culture, this series of dogs playing cards around a table is widely recognizable and truly iconic.
While C.M. Coolidge has been called "the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of," the history of his greatest works is rich. 15 Things You Should Know About 'Dogs Playing Poker' | Mental Floss