""23557 Black Wonder" -- Joseph H. Hunter, Washington, D.C.; Breeder, Bud Brown, Georgetown, D.C.; Whelped Jan. 30, 1890; black and white [most likely solid black with white on chest, see Hochwalt below]; by "Cowell's Ike", out of "Bang Bang's Pride", by "Bang Bang (4022)", out of "Bessie H", by "Rocket", out of "Lillie Sensation"; "Cowell's Ike", by "Coleman's Sport", out of "Lyde I.", by "Sensation", out of "Dodge's Dolly". Winnings: 1st, Pointer Derby, U.S. Field Trial, 1st, All-aged Pointer Stake, U.S. Field Trial, 1891."
-- AKC Studbook, Vol.IX, 1892
"When the field trial winning black dog "Black Wonder", came out in 1891, there was a renewed interest displayed in the blacks, in a desultory sort of way for a short time, but the interest again soon subsided, for "Black Wonder", after winning first in the Pointer Derby and first in the Pointer All-age stake of the U.S. trials at Bicknell, Indiana, disappeared without making any further impress upon the breed. "Black Wonder", however, was not a Pape black, but simply a "sport", as far as color is concerned, from the regular lines of breeding. His sire was "Cowell's Ike", who was by "Coleman's Sport" out of "Lyde I". "Coleman's Sport" is a short pedigreed dog of native origin, while "Lyde" was a daughter of
"Sensation" out of "Dodge's Dolly". "Bang Bang's Pride", his dam, was a daughter of "Bang Bang" out of "Bessie", by "Rocket", out of "Lillie Sensation". Two crosses of "Sensation" and one of "Bang-Bang" would scarcely account for a pure black, so we must give the native blood in "Black Wonder's" pedigree credit for his color and perhaps, also, for very much of his quality."
-- Hochwalt, 1911
"While the black pointer never became a great influence in America we cannot entirely ignore it. In England this color was, and still is, quite popular; but in this country it does not seem to meet with general approval, and though there were some breeders of the blacks, or Papes, as they are called, in certain parts of Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky, they never met with great success, and as a consequence this blood was soon merged into that of the regular strains. I referred to the fact that this color was in favor with the English breeder, William Arkwright, and that Mr. Halladay brought several bitches over of this variety. The latter gentleman, however, did not attempt to breed blacks systematically. When the black dog, "Black Wonder", won the all-age stake of the Indiana trials at Bicknell, in 1891, some interest was revived in this color and, in a desultory way, the dog was bred to, but he left no lasting mark. Several years ago Messrs. W.J. and Charles Bryden, of Monticello, Ill., took up the strain, with the intention of breeding blacks on a large scale. To this end they secured several dogs and bitches of the Pape strain, and they were well started in breeding when William Bryden died, and his brother Charles became disheartened, sold the dogs and the Bryden farm. Thus what might have been a real revival of the Pape blacks was ended suddenly through unexpected circumstances.
Sweden and Norway seem to have the best blacks at the present time, some of these specimens having been brought to America during the past few years, but as yet they have done nothing to cause one to believe that they are going to be a great influence upon our present American strains."
-- Hochwalt, 1923, The Modern Pointer