: Caption reads "Old days. Lard press pork packing. Cincinnati, Ohio."
Rendering, Pressing and Processing Lard
This is a photograph (ca. 1935-1943) of the sixth print in the series "Cincinnati Becomes Porkopolis" by Henry Farny, of an early, hand operated, lard press.
By 1845, Cincinnati was the world leader in pork packing having earned the nickname "Porkopolis" in 1835. Proctor & Gamble was founded in 1837 on the hog lard industry, which boasts one of two bronze flying pigs memorials on it's twin towers. The other can be seen at the entrance to Bicentennial Commons. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B03F01_014_001 Subjects
: Cincinnati (Ohio)--History; Procter & Gamble Company; Pork packing; Farny, Henry François, 1847-1916 Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)