• Rapids Above the Falls Looking at Goat Island, Niagara, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1901)
      The description reads "(14) The rolling, tumbling "Rapids" above the Falls - along Riverside Drive, looking toward Goat Island, - Niagara, U.S.A.".
    • Rapids at Niagara

      Rapids at Niagara.
    • The Rapids, Niagara

      The description of the image reads "No. 115 - The Rapids, Niagara - From the Terrapin Tower". On the reverse it reads "The Rapids, Niagara, From the Terrapin Tower (taken instantaneously). From this commanding point of view the rapids are seen to great perfection - the Tower standing just on the edge of the Horse-shoe Fall. Some idea of the rapidity with which these waters hurry onward to the mighty abyss may be formed from the fact that the river descends nearly fifty-one feet in a distance of three-quarters of a mile. Gathering force as they approach nearer the edge of the Falls, they dash and foam amid the rocks which speck their surface, and with torturous writhes dash onward with a fury grand and beautiful in the extreme. Whole flocks of water-fowl have often been seen going to destruction among these rapids. Pleased with being carried by the stream, they have indulged in the pleasure till the rapidity of the current has rendered it impossible for them to rise and thus have they been carried down and washed over the Fall. At one time during the months of September and October, sufficient quantities of dead water-fowl have been found every morning below the Fall to afford ample subsistence for the garrison at the fort. The bodies of bears, deer, and other animals have also been found."
    • Rock of Ages, Niagara, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1902)
      The description reads "(11) American Falls and "Rock of Ages" - Niagara, U.S.A."
    • Steel Bridge View

      Underwood & Underwood (1902)
      The description reads "(1) General view of the Falls from the New Steel Bridge - 'Maid of the Mist' at landing - Niagara, U.S.A.". The reverse reads similar "General view from Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls, U.S.A.".
    • Table Rock in 1862

      Barker, Geo. (1862)
      The card reads "Table Rock in 1862 - Niagara. On Line of Canada Southern R.R."
    • Table Rock in Winter

      Barker, Geo. (n.d.)
      The photograph is from below Table Rock. There is ice and snow covering the rock and surrounding area.
    • Terrapin Tower

      Barnum Photoghaper (n.d.)
      The image shows the wooden bridge and Terrapin Tower.
    • Terrapin Tower and Horse Shoe Falls, Niagara, from Canada side

      Bierstadt Brothers (n.d.)
      The card reads "650 Terrapin Tower and Horse Shoe Falls, Niagara, from Canada side."
    • Terrapin Tower From Goat Island No. 7769, '70

      E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (n.d.)
      The card reads "The Majesty and Beauty of Niagara. No. 7769, '70. Terrapin Tower from Goat Island" There are people standing around the top of the tower.
    • Terrapin Tower, Niagara Falls

      The card reads "638 Terrapin Tower, Niagara Falls". The image shows a small group of people at the base of the tower.
    • View of Falls from Steel Bridge, Niagara, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1903)
      The description of the image reads "(4)-8972-General view of Falls from new steel bridge - Maid of the Mist at landing - Niagara, U.S.A." The reverse of the image includes the description, "We are standing on the new steel bridge over Niagara River, 190 feet above the water and looking a little west of south, up the river towards Lake Erie. The high cliff at the extreme left, on the American side, is Prospect Point, where a crowd is gathered at this moment to view the Falls that we see just beyond Prospect Point. That dark, tree-covered mass of rock beyond is Goat Island; and just this side of Goat Island we see a bit of its precipice has been cut off separate from the rest by the powerful current of the waters - the smaller portion is Luna Island, and the Luna Falls go pouring down between the two islands. The face of the precipice curves inward beneath the Luna Falls leaving behind the 160 foot sheet of water the unearthly hollow known as the Cave of the Winds. Beyond Goat Island we see the gigantic curve of the Horseshoe Falls, 3,010 feet long and 158 feet high, reaching around through the clouds of spray to the farther Canadian shore. (The boundary line between British and American territory is in mid-stream.) It has been estimated that every minute 375,000 tons of water pour over these Horseshoe Falls, and they are wearing away the cliffs, moving back up the stream at the rate of 2.4 feet per year. It was probably only about a thousand years ago that they took their plunge just about where we stand now. Down there below us, at the wharf is the Maid of the Mist at the American landing taking on passengers who have come down the steep bank by the inclined railway. Its course takes it through those clouds of spray almost to the very foot of both Falls, - waters falling from 167 feet overhead, and water surging at least as many feet deep under the staunch little vessel. See special 'keyed' maps of Niagara pub. by Underwood and Underwood, also the Niagara Book by Mark Twain, W.D. Howells and others."
    • Water Below the Falls, NIagara, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1901)
      The description of the image reads "(16) Looking at the tumbling, foaming waters, below the Falls, Niagara, U.S.A."
    • Whirlpool and River View from Canadian side, Niagara

      The description of the image reads "(18) Looking over the 'Whirlpool' and down the River - from Canadian side - Niagara, U.S.A."
    • Winter at base of American Falls

      Realistic Travels Publishers (n.d.)
      The description for the image reads "Niagara in winter, huge bank of frozen water below the American Falls. The beginning of the ice-bridge".