What's better than an old photo of a butcher? An old photo of a butcher in a top hat. Seriously, I'm gonna have to get Josh, Bryan, and the rest of the Fleisher's butchers to dress this way.
The photo, which is circa 1875, is from the International Center for Photography's "America and the Tin Type" collection. Special thanks to Kirsten Hively for bringing it to the Butcher's Case's attention.
Meanwhile, a few meaty notes to wrap up the week:
• Remember our Protein Police Blotter entry from last week? Reader Cort McMurray informs the Butcher's Case that several Texas men have been charged with stealing 6,000 lambs, valued at $1 million, from a feedlot. Meat crime: Everybody's doing it!
• I didn't think it was possible for me to find Michele Bachmann attractive, but I was wrong. Those shots were taken during a campaign stop she made at a packing house in Iowa. Not bad, Michele, but next time visit a farmer raising pastured beef!
• Remember, Brooklyn Beefsteak this Sunday. See you there.