The price of pigsPosted: April 7, 2013
A Cambridge tutor had once informed Judt that the true historian knows the price of pigs at the time and place he is studying, and Judt could claim to have known just that, the price of pigs at market in the Var département over several decades.
from this TLS article. This photo, from wikipedia’s article on “pigs,” is captioned “Swedish performer with piglet. Early 20th century.”