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Monstrous Sea Serpent as seen at Cape Ann

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: United States, Massachusetts
Date made: date unknown
Materials: ink; photographic paper
Measurements: 5 in x 6 in
Nomenclature: mythology
Classification: whales

Photograph of an 1817 engraving. The engraving depicts a giant sea monster, with a body like an elongated centipede and a head resembling an animal skull. In the background are ships and a view of Cape Ann. In the foreground is a small rowboat. On the engraving, below the image, is the caption, "MONSTROUS SEA SERPENT AS SEEN AT CAPE ANN". There is an inscription on the photograph in black ink: "[illegible] Year & Allan Forbes from Sam [Sho?]th[a?]yham.