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Niagara Falls Backdrop in early photography

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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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Niagara Falls has been a popular backdrop almost since the advent of photography.

Large ambrotypes from the 1850s are available that show the actual falls.

These two images depict painted backdrops from a later time period.

The tintype dates from the 1880s and shows two men in front of a studio backdrop.

The Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) is from the late 1920s and shows a couple in front of a similar studio backdrop.

There are collectors out there who search out these backdrop views.

Thanks for looking,

Scott

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    I like that they even put her in a raincoat.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly-- I didn't notice the rain coat until you brought it up!

    Scott
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Beautiful, I love the falls. Wonderful place. Unfortunately never see much nostalgia any more. I remember my parents had a motion lamp and a t.v. ornament photo.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking PDAM.

    I have seen the motion lamps before-- I always thought they were pretty neat.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking scandinavian.

    Scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks Purdy and vetraio.

    Scott
  7. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Those are very nice!
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking/ commenting packrat.

    Scott

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