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Cardiff giant

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Douglass Watkins collection

Identifier: c-00197
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an advertisement and a newspaper article about the Cardiff Giant Hoax (1869). George Hull of Binghamton, New York, carved a stone giant and buried it in a field near Syracuse, New York. When it was dug up, it was proclaimed to be a petrified prehistoric man even by scientists of the day. Hull and his partners profited from exhibiting the giant before their hoax was discovered.

The collection also contains a biographical sketch on Abraham Lincoln.

Dates: undated