United Porks of America

This unique map of the United States of America inspired by all things pork was commissioned in 1875 by William Emerson Baker, an eccentric millionaire turned food purist. 

The maps were given away at a gathering for 2,500 people at Mr. Emerson Baker's farm in Massachusetts to celebrate both the centennial of the Battle of Bunker Hill and the launch of his "Sanitary Piggery" concept. Under this radical farming idea, hogs are treated to spa-like living, including enjoying clean linens nightly for sleeping. 

The map's intricate designs include personified hogs reveling alongside names of bizarre pork-centric dishes representative of each state. The strangest? Gopher, Stewed Pork and Molasses from Minnesota and boiled wheat, salmon, pork and cabbage from Oregon.