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      Greg French Early Photographyspecializing in nineteenth - century photographs
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NIAGARA FALLS: AMERICAN & CANADIAN WITH A CANADIAN FOCUS

Spectacular views of Niagara Falls, first from the United States side (top) and then from the Canadian side (bottom). The beauty and the dangers of the Falls are most evident. A rare pair!

VIEW FROM THE AMERICAN SIDE. Mostly we see the rapids above the American Falls, with the Bridal Falls, Goat Island, Prospect Tower (also called Terrapin Tower), and some of the Canadian Falls with the famous mist rising. An additional feature is that we can see clouds in the sky.

There are four people evident. 2 in the foreground straddle a fence, and 2 others appear as shadows at water’s edge. All 4 blend into the scene and are incidental. This pair is not about the people, but about the natural and ferocious beauty.

VIEW FROM THE CANADIAN SIDE. We get a very clear view of Horseshoe Falls, the cliffs approaching it, and the land mass on the opposite side of the river.

DAGUERREOTYPE PAIR IN DOUBLE CASE
$20000. USD

NIAGARA FALLS
SIZE
Each daguerreotype is quarter plate.
HOUSING
Double sided case. Needs new spine.
CONDITION
We have resealed both plates with museum glass. No scratches on either plate. P1 AMERICAN SIDE. Mold spiders as evidenced by various white spots on the plate. 2 at middle left on the island, 1 upper left sky by the mat, 1 right side of Goat Island before Prospect Tower, 3 little ones in sky, a cluster extreme upper right corner, on the edge at right side bottom, and on the bottom edge to the left. Halo of tarnish. P2. CANADIAN SIDE. A couple light mold spiders in the far left sky. A small cluster at top of falls, far left. Light brown spot lower left.
APPEARANCE
Both are astounding. Rich tones. Strong compositions. Dramatic action. Great depth of field. Bright images. Plates pop.

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