American Falls & Ice Bridge, Niagara Falls

Panoramic view of an ice bridge at the bottom of the American Falls at Niagara Falls in the winter. Mounds of snow and ice rise from the base of the falls to a height not far below the top of the falls. To the left, snow covers the roof of a structure that may be an inclined railway that slopes steeply from land below the falls to a building at the top of the cliff. Image NYSA_A3045-78_D47_NiG1 shows this structure leading to the docking area of a boat, probably the Maid of the Mist, during the summer. From the bottom of the structure, people walk up a snowy slope for a close-up view of the falls. Farther below the falls, fishermen have set up ice fishing huts on the frozen river.
Date Original
1895 – circa 1910
New York State Archives. Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional lantern slides, 1911-1925, A3045-78, Lantern slide D47_NiG7.
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Geographic Locations

Niagara County