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Porcineograph geography of the United States

GC002.02.077 (RS129837)

Description

This is a wonderful color lithograph published by W.E. Baker of Ridge Hill Farm, Wellesley, for southern regiments and guests who participated in the Fete Champetre at his farm on June 19, 1875. Mr. Baker was in the habit of having large festivals at his farm and had a hotel to accomodate guests.

The map is in the shape of a pig with Florida and Lower California as feet and two extra feet drawn in. Cuba is shown as a sausage.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1876
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1927-12-21
Physical Description
1 lithograph
Dimensions
24.25x 18.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: 77OVR
Credit Line
Gift of Miss J. C. Swimsun, 1927
GUSN
199064
Reference Code
GC002.02.077

Record details

Originator
Forbes Co. (Lithographer)
Other People
Baker, William Emerson, 1828-1888
Descriptive Terms
celebrations
farms
festivals
maps
Material Type
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
Pigs
Places
Wellesley (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 71-80
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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