MAY CONTAIN NUTS
SHORPY
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UP N' ATOM: c. 1950s

Murder, Oink: 1940

Murder, Oink: 1940

        I oink, therefore I ham.

November 1940. "Hog killing near Luray, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Another fine headline

I squealed with amusement when I saw this one.

Gangsta Rap

I wonder which one Dave spends more time on: enhancing photographs, or creating clever titles? BTW, it's a technicality, but I believe this is not a photo of "hog killing". Hopefully that has already happened, and by the time this photo was taken it looks like the pig just came out of the scalder and epilation has commenced. Yes, I've seen pig slaughter and it's not something one forgets. Another BTW - I wonder what structure is making that large rectangular shadow? I want it to be a homemade shot tower, so that's my guess.

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2019 Shorpy Inc.