Alternate History "New York and the Great East River Serpent of 1872" poster [2 sizes]
Alternate History "New York and the Great East River Serpent of 1872" poster [2 sizes]
Alternate History "New York and the Great East River Serpent of 1872" poster [2 sizes]
Alternate History "New York and the Great East River Serpent of 1872" poster [2 sizes]

Alternate History "New York and the Great East River Serpent of 1872" poster [2 sizes]

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Art Print for the Man Cave, Pool room, office, or anywhere: "New York and the Great East River Serpent of 1872"

What many people have forgotten - and this print is pretty much the only remaining proof - is that New York and Brooklyn were plagued with water serpents in the late 1860s and into the '70s, with one of the largest and most problematic being the one that took residence around Governor's Island in 1872.

No one knew for certain, but it was thought that the significant whaling trade of the 1850's affected the sea serpent's food supply, forcing them to come into the harbor and rivers of New York in search of food.

As the whaling industry declined in America, sightings of the sea/river serpents diminished until what had been a daily occurence became shrouded in memory of just a few old timers. The last documented "river snake" sighting in Manhattan was during the heat wave of 1924, on August 23.

This print will look great in your living space and make for great conversation!

Available in 2 sizes:
13 x 19" 17 x 22"

Ships carefully packed in a sturdy kraft tube.