This photograph was developed from glass plate negatives. It was taken in 1909 when the American Falls of Niagara Falls froze. A few brave souls actually walked across the frozen falls. Note the old camera in the picture.
A bit of information: On six reported occasions (1883, 1896, 1904, 1909, 1936 and 1947), the water flow over American Falls has been totally blocked by ice and ceased to fall. ~ Source: The Weather Almanach
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In the early 1900’s, there were few cars and paved roads. People traveled to Niagara Falls by train. It was a well planned outing, where men and women dressed in their finest clothes!
Niagara Falls Outing – circa 1905
One of my interests – old black and white photography. These pictures of a Niagara Falls outing were developed from glass plate negatives. It was a big deal to visit the Falls. You traveled by train to get there. Note the interesting clothes and hats. The railway bridge in the background is no longer there.
This lookout point no longer exists. It fell into the falls decades ago.