Le pig blog

16 Feb 2016
La Vie Bo-Ham - Pig Iron's annual benefit cabaret - was a success and we surpassed our goals. Our heartfelt thanks to our fans, donors, volunteers, performers, and everyone who made the event so special, so fun, and so successful. We hope if you were there you enjoyed yourself and walked home with an auction item or two. Check back... READ MORE »
14 Jan 2016
"Long before Death Cab for Cutie and Toots and the Maytals were playing the main stage, the Troc's biggest stars were burlesque heroines such as Blaze Starr and Gypsy Rose Lee. The rock club in Philly's Chinatown district opened in 1880 as a vaudeville-and-minstrel-show outpost known as the Arch Street Opera House; its live-music incarnation began a century later. The... READ MORE »
07 Dec 2015 in Gentlemen Volunteers
We've uncovered a plethora of World War I love letters. This one, sent to a lover along with a flower, is definitely worth reading.* 'If prayers will aide and they will God will take care of everything. Of course it is hard to understand this war in regards to the Lord’s will and means of protecting his people - but... READ MORE »
30 Nov 2015 in Gentlemen Volunteers
Atlas Obscura has a nifty article about a Belgian family who have been keeping Hill 62, a WWI bunker, preserved for nearly a century. READ MORE »
25 Nov 2015 in Gentlemen Volunteers
The “Gentlemen Volunteers” was a term coined for the men and women who served with the American Field Service during the First World War. Many of the Gentlemen Volunteers were recent Ivy League graduates. Some joined because they wanted to prove their manhood, but the US hadn’t joined the war. Others desired to do their part, but not be involved... READ MORE »