|Text on Button||SOUVENIR LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR POMONA, CALIF.|
A blue and red illustration of a well-dressed pig waving and holding a case. Blue and red illustrated background with ferris wheel, tents, and flags with red and blue text.
Great vintage souvenir illustrated template button for the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California.
"The Los Angeles County Fair began on Oct. 17, 1922 and ran through the 21st. Admission was 50 cents, and 49,461 people attended. The Fair adopted Thummer the pig as its official mascot in 1948. Originally the pig's name was Porky, but a 1950s cartoon character claimed rights to the name. A contest was held to name the pig, and Thummer was born. The name was appropriate because with one outstretched hoof, the pig appeared to be hitch-hiking his way to the Fair."
Hernandez, R., & Galerne-Smith, L. (n.d.). Celebrating 90 Years of Fun. L.A. County Fair. Retrieved January 21, 2013, from www.lacountyfair.com/2012/newsroom/documents/90thanniversaryfactsheet.p…