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Niagara Falls

Artist:
Possibly by Silas A. Holmes (American, 1820–1886)
Date:
ca. 1855
Medium:
Salted paper print from glass negative
Dimensions:
30.5 x 40.4 cm (12 x 15 7/8 in. ) irregular
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.382.52
Not on view
This study of Niagara Falls strives toward the sublime even as it is grounded in the workaday world of visitors at a popular landmark. The view is from Table Rock on the Canadian side of the falls and may have been made by Silas A. Holmes, a popular New York photographer of landmarks for the tourist trade.
(Sotheby's, Belgravia, October 24, 1979, lot 178); [Sean Thackrey]; Rubel Collection; [Hans P. Kraus, Jr.]

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