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Pigs with Babies
Pigs and their Babe's
Fairings were manufactured in Germany between 1890 and 1910. The adorable souvenirs were called Fairings because they were sold at town, city and state fairs. The most popular fairings were pigs because of the german correlation between pigs being lucky and also showing a sign of wealth. The second most popular fairings were bears - modeled much in the same fashion as pigs. These were popular because of the Teddy Bear craze going on in America because of Teddy Roosevelt.
There is a book published that you can purchase through Amazon.com called "This little piggy". Although the pricing is from 1992 it is still a great reference.
I love this particular modeling because it shows an interaction between Momma and her babies.
Here are some links to other types of fairings you may find interesting: