Goings Out About Town – Tattooed New York

The New Yorker

 

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/art/tattooed-new-york

Pig wearing top hat from a flash sheet by Ed Smith, 1922. Watercolor on artist’s board, sheet size 12 by 18 inches. Sailors would often tattoo pigs or roosters on their feet to protect them from drowning. Collection of The Lift Trucks Project.

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