Kenneth Grahame, The Golden Age. New York, 1922. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.
FRED’S PIGS [Promotional pamphlet to S. Fred Kerslake Jr.’s learned pig sideshow, Turners Falls, MA, ca. 1923]
From gutenberg.ca …
The LITTLE-PIG MONTHLY, from the Library of Congress’s American Memory collections.
NATURAL HISTORY IN OUR PARKS.
Central Park offers numerous attractions now to all who love to keep up their animal spirits by studying animal life. There is a fat little Asiatic pig there, who is the very picture of content. A red pig he is, and exceedingly well behaved. The best red pig, in fact, that we remember ever to have seen, beating the learned pig by several trumps and an ace. When we last saw him he was very busy with his pen, and our surmise was that his mind was fully occupied with arrangements for editing the works of BACON, or, possibly, those of HOGG.
— From Punchinello, Dec. 3 1870 (via project Gutenberg)
Noted Oz illustrator W.W. Denslow’s version of the “FIve Little Pigs,” from the Baldwin Library of Children’s Literature at the University of Florida.