Home > See the pig of knowledge...
Click image to enlarge 676372
Show image list »

See the pig of knowledge...

Item # 676372

March 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 7, 1798 

* Learned pig - of knowledge
* William Frederick Pinchbeck

Various news of the day both from Europe and America. Page 3 is taken up with ads, one of which is for the: "Pig of Knowledge" offering an exhibition of his talents, which include: "He reads print or writing, spells, tells the time of day...distinguishes colors, how many persons there are present..." and more. Admission is 25 cents.
This was one of several "learned pigs" through the years, perhaps being the most famous from the 18th century. There is a nice item on the web concerning Pinchbeck's "pig of knowledge".
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's