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    Posted 10 years ago

    scottvez
    (943 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      I like that they even put her in a raincoat.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly-- I didn't notice the rain coat until you brought it up!

      Scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks for looking PDAM.

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

      Scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks for looking scandinavian.

      Scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks Purdy and vetraio.

      Scott
    6. packrat-place packrat-place, 10 years ago
      Those are very nice!
    7. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks for looking/ commenting packrat.

      Scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
      Thanks much 33.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
      Thanks much for looking daisy.

      scott

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