• Glass stereo card - View of Horseshoe Falls

      A glass stereo card with a view of the Horseshoe Falls. The caption on the card reads "1954. Vue du Niagara, Etats-Unis, Amerique " which translates to "1954. View of Niagara, United States of America".
    • Glass stereo card - Whirlpool Rapids with a train crossing the suspension bridge above

      McPherson, J. (ca. 1861)
      A glass stereo card of Whirlpool Rapids with a train crossing the suspension bridge above.
    • Glass stereo card - Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara River

      A glass stereo card featuring the Whirlpool rapids and the Niagara River.
    • Glass stereo card - Wide view of Terrapin Tower from Canadian side

      McPherson, J. (n.d.)
      A glass stereo card with a wide view of Terrapin Tower from the Canadian side of the Falls. The photographer is J. McPherson, Niagara Falls.
    • Glass stereo card - Winter view of American Falls, 1856

      Langenheim, F. (1856)
      A glass stereo card with a Winter view of the American Falls. The caption under the image reads "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1856, by F. Langenheim, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Between the images is printed "F. Langenheim's patent, Nov. 19, 1850."
    • The Horse Shoe Fall

      E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (n.d.)
      The description on the reverse states "The Majesty and Beauty of Niagara. The Horse Shoe Fall." There is also a No. associated with the card, but the original printed number (5800_01) has been crossed out and replaced in ink with 5795.
    • Horseshoe Falls from Above, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1901)
      The description reads "(39) Tireless Niagara - Horseshoe Falls from above - U.S.A.". The reverse states "We are standing on the Canadian side of the river, looking S.E. across the enormous curve of the Horseshoe toward the Dufferin Islands on the Canadian side. 'This is close enough. The time will come undoubtedly when no man can reach this point, when the rocks on which we stand will break and crash into the gulf above which they hang. Table Rock one of the best known points about Niagara in the past, used to extend out over the river from the bank just behind us. It was originally very large but great masses, sometimes a hundred feet in length by fifty in width, have broken off at different periods, the last in 1883, until the whole rock is gone. Off to our left is the centre of the Horseshoe. It is easy to see that in that direction the water is going over in a solid mass, thousands of tons each second, to the river 150 feet below. While the amount of water passing over these rocks varies somewhat according to the height of the river. It has been estimated that the average amount is 12,000,000 cubic feet per minute, that is, about 375,000 tons...Since 1842 the whole contour of these falls has been worn away at the rate of about 2 1/10 ft. per year. In the centre of the Horseshoe where the bulk of the water passes, nearly five feet of rock are worn away each year. The falls have receded 100 feet within the memory of the men now living.' From Niagara Through the Stereoscope, with special 'keyed' maps, published by Underwood & Underwood"
    • Horseshoe Falls from Below

      H.K.S.L., London (n.d.)
      The description below the image reads "No.66 Horseshoe Falls from below, Winter, Niagara".
    • Horseshoe Falls, Canada Side

      Barker, Geo. (n.d.)
      The description of the image reads "29 Horseshoe Fall - Canada Side".
    • Horseshoe Falls, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1902)
      The description reads "(13) Tireless Niagara - Horseshoe Falls, from above, - U.S.A."
    • Ice and Snow, Niagara Falls, U.S.A.

      American Stereoscopic Co. (1903)
      The description of the image reads "514-a-A fairy-land of ice and snow, Niagara Falls, U.S.A.".
    • Ice Mountain Niagara Falls, U.S.A.

      H.K.S.L., London (n.d.)
      The description of the image reads "No. 65 - The great ice mountain and American Falls, Niagara".
    • Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1901)
      The image is described as "(5) 'Maid of the Mist' - Nymph of the mighty cataract, Niagara Falls, U.S.A.".
    • Maid of the Mist, Niagara, U.S.A.

      Underwood & Underwood (1901)
      The description of the image is "(6) Majestically Grand - the Falls from the 'Maid of the Mist,' Niagara, U.S.A.". The reverse of the image reads "You are on the deck of the small but sturdy little steamer that runs along near the foot of the falls. At this moment you are pretty nearly mid-stream, looking south. The American shore are up over your left shoulder. That tall, dark cliff at the extreme left of what you see is Goat Island. The people up there outlined against the sky look like dolls and no wonder; they are more than 160 feet above your head. Some of them are looking off over the unspeakable grandeurs of the Horseshoe Fall there at the right; some are without doubt looking down at the very boat and remarking that the passengers look like dolls. It is an awesome experience to go so near that never-ceasing downpour of waters from the sky. The air is full of the roar and iridescent spray, and it seems as if the boat must be drawn in under the overwhelming floods never to rise again. Yet, curiously enough, the river right around the boat is not so madly excited as you might expect. It seems more like some great creature, dazed, bewildered, stunned by some incredible experience and not yet quite aware of what has happened. (When it gets down into the Whirlpool Rapids, two miles below here, it is dramatically alive to its situation!) The gigantic curve of the cliffs, reaching in up-stream straight ahead, makes a contour line of over 3000 feet before it comes up against the Canadian banks on the west (right). Geologists say that the Falls ages ago must have been at least seven miles farther down the river (behind you) and have gradually won their way back. Even now the curve of the Horseshoe is worn away from two to four feet in a year. No wonder; 12, 000, 000 cubic feet of water (about 375, 000 tons) sweep over the rocks in one minute, and the same the next minute and the next and the next. See Niagara through the Stereoscope, with special maps locating all the landmarks about the Falls.
    • Man at Base of Niagara Falls

      The image shows a man standing at the base of Niagara Falls.
    • Men at Falls

      A group of six men standing by the Falls.
    • The Monteagle House

      The reverse of the card reads "The Monteagle House, Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls".
    • The New Suspension Bridge

      Curtis, George E. (n.d.)
      The card reads "308 - The New Suspension Bridge". There is a man standing on the bridge.
    • New Suspension Bridge & Elevator Tower

      Barker, Geo. (n.d.)
      The card reads "847 - New Suspension Bridge - Niagara - 1268 feet long". The image shows the "Elevator Tower" and a large group of people walking through the base of the tower.
    • New Suspension Bridge & Tower

      The card reads "New Suspension Bridge, Niagara Falls".