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The Chinese Kind.

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The Chinese Kind.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Pig

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1820
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Pig
Content: Printed on border: "History of quadrupeds." "An unceasing attention to improvement has produced or new-modelled the Chinese breed in this coutry to what is deemed to be nearer perfection. The delicacy of appearance, the thin transparent ears, small head, short small legs, and even the colour of the hair, are all considered as requisite qualities which ought to be attended to in this kind. They are seldom fed for the same purposes as the larger kind of Swine, being accounted too small for being dried into bacon; but they are preferred as the best and most delicate for pork and roasting pigs. Our figure was taken from one of this description, in the possession of Geo. Baker, Esq. of Elemore, in the county of Durham." Foxing on image.
Source note: General history of quadrupeds. (Newcastle upon Tyne : Walker pr., 1820) Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1731374
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17234171
Barcode: 33333159403779
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e3def960-c535-012f-7f6d-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1820: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Chinese Kind." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1820. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1267-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Chinese Kind." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1267-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1820). The Chinese Kind. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1267-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Chinese Kind.