Entrance
to the Attraction

The
Original
CARDIFF GIANT
One of the Greatest
Hoaxes Ever Created


 
The ORIGINAL
CARDIFF GIANT

Still On Exhibit in
New York with a 
hefty addmission
price of $9 a head.

P.T. Barnum offered $50,000.00 to Purchase the
Cradiff Giant in 1868. His offer was refused.

So... In true P.T. Barnum Style,
He had one made and began calling the Original
a Fake! Which it was. But, so was his...


This is the
Fake Giant
which P.T. Barnum
had carved of stone
and successfully
exhibited. The Hoax
was one of the most
successful ever.

This giant still exists
today and may be
viewed in Farmington
Hills, Michigan at
Marvins Marvelous
Mechanical Museum.

 
 

 
Here is a Model of the Exhibit
that P.T. Barnum used on the
road for several years.
 

 


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