Barnum's Folly: The Beast of Baltimore

Now citizens of Maryland's finest city can enjoy a fine 11 x 17 in print of their own. Comes with this description: 

The year was 1871 and competition among traveling shows and circus attractions was fierce. The grandest showmen of them all, P.T. Barnum, made a bold announcement: Starting in July of that year, he would capture and hold one of the elusive Maryland River Monsters in Winans Cove, where the great beast would be on display for all to see. Barnum made good on his claim to trap the beast but after a fortnight his workers were unable to hold the monster and “Barnum’s Folly” broke free of its chains. For years after, the wrathful creature took its vengeance on the port of Baltimore, as depicted in this print.




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