Giant's Coffin

Giant's Coffin

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Description (Brief)
Stereoscopic view of a large rock in a cave, from a Charles Waldack negative. Printed on recto: "Magnesium Light Views in Mammoth Cave." and "Entered according to and Act of Congress in the year 1866, by Proctor & O'Shaughnessy in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the So. Dist. of Ohio." Printed on verso: "Mammoth Cave Views. / No. 15 / "Giant's Coffin." / Is an immence rock forty feet long, twenty wide and eight high, which has been detached from the avenue against which it rests. On the left beneath the coffin may be seen a narrow passage which leads into "Deserted Chamber." "Giant's Coffin presents a gloomy sepulchral appearance when lighted up by the glare of the magnesium light. It is on the right of the Main Cave, one mile from the entrance. / Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., / Emporium of American and Foreign Stereoscopic Views, Chromos, and Albums, / 591 Broadway, Opposite Metropolitan Hotel, New-York. / Negative by Chas. Waldack, Cincinnati, O."
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Object Name
date made
E. & H. T. Anthony
Waldack, Charles
place made
United States: Kentucky, Mammoth Cave
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 7 in; 8.255 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
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