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Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington

A selection of images showing pigs and man throughout history.

  • Illustration of ‘pig trough water’ from the Ming period (1368–1644). 

    Wellcome Library, London

  • Five specimens of wild and domesticated pigs. Coloured etching by J Miller, c. late 1700s. 

    Wellcome Library, London

  • The evolution of pieces of pork, satirising Darwin’s theories. Wood engraving by Charles Henry Bennett, 1863.

    Wellcome Library, London

  • A pig running. Photogravure by Eadweard Muybridge and the University of Pennsylvania, 1887.

    Wellcome Library, London 

  • Pigs and a litter of piglets, surrounded by vignettes showing the use of porcine products. Coloured lithograph by Belin and Belmont, c.1800.

    Wellcome Library, London 

  • ‘He Sent Him into His Fields to Feed Swine’ – from the story of the Prodigal Son, from a Chinese artist’s point of view, 1899. 

    © Print Collector/Getty Images

  • Agriculture Department Boy’s Pig Club, USA, c.1909.

    Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington

  • Homer Hunt tending pigs, Rockcastle County, Maretburg, Kentucky. By Lewis W Hine, 1916.

    Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington

  • A Chinese peasant carrying his pigs on a cart, 1937.

    © AFP/Getty Images 

  • A woman in Britain’s Land Army clears out a pig house. Along with many other British women she worked on a farm during the War. 1943.

    Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington

  • Elderly woman on the Mekong river, Vietnam, with a sow, 1994.

    © Jean-Claude Labbe/GAMMA/Getty Images 

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