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Sow of the improved breed.

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Sow of the improved breed.

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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Pig

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Pig
Topics
Swine
Sows -- England
Swine -- England
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "By a mixture of the Chinese black Swine with others of the larger British breed, a kind has been produced which possesses many qualities superior to either of the original stocks. They are very prolific, are sooner made fat than the larger kind, upon less provisions, and cut up, when killed, to more useful and convenient portions. Our figure was taken from a sow of this kind, in the possession of Arthur Mowbray, Esq. of Sherburn, in the county of Durham. She had a litter of nineteen pigs to support at the time, which was the third within ten months: the whole amounted, in that time, to fifty pigs. The Chinese or black breed is now very common in England. They are smaller, have shorter legs, and their flesh is whiter and sweeter than the common kind …"

Source note: General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1731374
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234171
Barcode : 33333159400395
UUID: ea83cb90-c535-012f-e6c0-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1820: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Sow of the improved breed." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1266-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Sow of the improved breed." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 29, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1266-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1820). Sow of the improved breed. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1266-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Sow of the improved breed.