[Niagara Falls, Ontario: n. p., ca. 1860s]. Evident albumen print, 6 x 7.94 inches on a slightly larger plain cardstock mount. Some light soiling and staining and wear; in very good condition. Item #20215
A moderately early tourist photo, presumably from one of the many studios that sprung up beside the falls. The shrubbery here and the very falls themselves tremble in the stern face of technological limitations; the idea of leisure here begins to take shape under the guiding hand of commerce.