Friday, June 15, 2018

Roadside Attraction: Nipper the RCA Dog - Albany, NY

Nipper the RCA Dog
Albany, NY

N 42° 39.861 W 073° 44.571

Short Description: 

A huge statue of Nipper the RCA Dog is located near 988 Broadway on a warehouse building with the address 7 Tivoli Street, Albany, NY.

Long Description:

Nipper the RCA Dog is a 4 ton, 28' high steel and fiberglass statue of Nipper, the mascot of the former giant electronics company the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). It sits on top of a building that was once a warehouse for a distributor of RCA products.

Nipper was a 19th century English dog whose portrait was painted by the dog owner’s brother, Francis Barraud. The painting called “His Master’s Voice” depicted Nipper listening to a gramophone. It became an internationally known logo for RCA.

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