45,000 Image Archive by Maine's Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa
Independent as a hog on ice
Kosti long had an interest in Old New England expressions and their origins. An inspiring source found in his personal library: A Hog on Ice and Other Curious Expressions by Charles Funk, suggests the New England expression (“…independent as a hog on ice…”) ties with the history of “curling”. A double page spread in Life’s “Pictures to the Editor” recognizes the broad human interest and entertainment value of this image.