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A Trespass of Swine

the Porkopolis blog

Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.


Saddled Pigs, part 1

The sow came in with the saddle, The little pig rock’d the cradle, The dish jump’d over the table, To see the pot with the ladle. The broom behind the […]

March 2011 – In and Out Like A Pig

A review of major happenings at for March 2011: blog posts on the Lords of Lard, the Reprint Series opens and a major theme upgrade is rolled out.

Lords of Lard, part 2

By the later half of the nineteenth century in the Mid-western United States, huge meatpacking houses had developed a vast infrastructure in Kansas City, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Chicago. These houses were the creation of the revolutionary Founding Fathers of the modern U.S. meatpacking industry.

Lords of Lard, part 1

An overview of N.K. Fairbank & Co.’s pig-themed trade card advertising in the late 19th century U.S. The Porkopolis Art Museum recently added some examples of late nineteenth century advertising […]

By Force in the Guise of Husbandry

The precepts of agricultural pragmatism have always posed a clear contrast to others’ praise of the great intelligence of swine.

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.