Ohio Finds: Anna Pottery’s Famous Pig Liquor Flasks


Above: Few objects commemorate Cincinnati’s days as Porkopolis, but brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick poked fun at the city’s reputation.

When Cincinnati became known as Porkopolis in the 19th century, the nickname was a stench on the city’s reputation. It was a justifiable insult nonetheless. Few objects commemorate Cincinnati’s days as Porkopolis, but brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick poked fun at the city’s reputation. From 1860 to 1896, they owned Anna Pottery in Illinois.


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Originally published in the SEPT / OCT 2022 issue of Ohio Magazine.


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