Thanks to the Library of Congress and their voluminous photo archives (which we have dipped into many times before) let’s take look at swine from a different time. Here are 16 of our favorite vintage photos of porkers and oinkers, rooters and brooders. Enjoy!
Pigs on a farm in Custer County, Nebraska. A sod house in the background. ca. 1886.
Colorado pigs do what they do best: root in the dirt. Site unknown. ca. 1890.
A big pig in an unknown city-like location. Hangin’ loose. ca. 1920.
A spotted baby pig spotted in Denver, Colorado. ca. 1920.
Alfalfa Pig Farm New Mexico. ca. 1912
Two gals holding baby piglets in their pre-flapper hats. ca 1910.
Feeding the the pigs by hand in Irwinville, Georgia. ca. 1938.
A beautiful shot of the Agriculture Department Boy’s Pig Club. ca. 1909.
Lone star pigs in Texas. ca. 1910
A pig loose on Goose Island! ca. 1911.
College Station, Texas. This guy’s blowin’ up the camera. Who can’t love a face like that? ca. 1942.
Still learning how to move. Baby piglets from College Station, once more. ca. 1942.
Same crowd, different angle, and showing a little more affection. Sweetie pies. ca. 1942.
No Loitering allowed. Pig litter, on a farm near Hinesville, Georgia. ca. 1941.
Pig litter near Burlington, Vermont! ca. 1941.
These fellas are rooting around a construction worker’s tent at Camp Livingston in Alexandria, Louisiana. ca. 1940.