This Victorian trade card, advertising Eureka Silk Thread, shows a sea serpent being caught with Eureka Silk Thread. Why would Eureka choose to use a sea serpent to advertise their sewing thread? A clue may lie in the undeniable draw or curiosity towards history’s unknown. What better way to get customers to notice their sewing thread.
A Recent News Story on Florida Sea Serpent
A recent WTSP news story about a sea serpent swimming in a Florida canal says a retired engineer has recorded pictures of a mysterious 20-foot long creature that’s been swimming in the canal behind his house. I thought to myself, ya right. After reading the story, I still don’t believe it. Here’s the news story if you’d like to read it for yourself.
Do Sea Serpents Really Exist?
I don’t know if sea serpents really exist, but it is possible. Scientists have discovered 52 new plant and animal species in the rainforest of Borneo Island since 2005. If these species can remain undetected for this long, why can’t a sea serpent remain undetected since pre-historic times? However, I’d need more definitive proof than pictures shot by a retired engineer in Florida to believe sea serpents exist.
You can read Mysterious Sea Serpents, Parts 1-4: The Search Continues to learn more about these mysterious creatures.
More Victorian trade cards with great graphics and color, can be found in my store.
(note: I’ve been working on the optimization of my trade card web site for a better viewing/buying experience for customers, so haven’t had time to post sooner. 😦 )
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