Thanks to my colleague Oliver for tipping me off about this Boing Boing post (here
) about H.W. Hill & Co.'s 1884 "Nicknames of the States," which features pigs enacting, well, the nicknames of the states. The original is at the Library of Congress (here
) where I found a number of excellent images for my book Pig
, but not this one. The details here are amazing, as are the many (often forgotten) state nicknames. Hill & Co. manufactured and sold farm equipment, including rings for hog's snouts to prevent rooting.
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