Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Family in front of Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls]

Unknown (American)
Niagara River Elevator Co.
ca. 1905
Gelatin silver print
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)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 2011
Accession Number:
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]

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