Evan Hatch, folklorist and friend of the SFA, recently shared a wonderful essay and collection of photographs, documenting a hog killing in Woodbury, TN.
From the essay:
Since these photos were taken, this annual tradition has ceased. In preceding years, the day began the process of butchering and curing enough meat for its participants and their families to subsist for the year. These men slaughtered these hogs in order to preserve a centuries-old, once common farming tradition that has largely disappeared.
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