Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Family in front of Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls]

Artist:
Unknown (American)
Publisher:
Niagara River Elevator Co.
Date:
ca. 1905
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 21.7 x 16.7 cm (8 9/16 x 6 9/16 in.) Mount: 30.5 x 25.3 cm (12 x 9 15/16 in.) Frame: 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.) (Framed with 2011.312)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.311
Not on view
Around the turn of the twentieth century, visitors to Niagara Falls could have portraits of themselves inserted into a variety of stock backgrounds depicting the falls from vantage points that were inaccessible to tourists. Here, a family chose to mark their outing with two different views of Niagara’s natural wonders.
Inscription: Printed in letterpress on mount, verso C: "Photograph Department // Niagara River Elevator Co., // WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS, NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. // ALWAYS MENTION NEGATIVE NUMBER [underlined] WHEN ORDERING DUPLICATES— // THIS NEGATIVE IS..............."; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso above dotted line: "22255"
[David Winter, New York, until 2011]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

Mia Fineman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

Earl A. Powell III, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Earl A. Powell III, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Gary Tinterow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Gary Tinterow, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 129, pp. 125, 238.



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