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S.J.Dixon, crossing Whirlpool Rapids on a 7/8 inch wire cable. 


17 July 1891


Niagara Falls, Ont.

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph ; 2 - 79 x 76 mm. images on a 87 x 177 mm. card
Positive Paper Silver - gelatine
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-143309
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Colour transparency PA-143309
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Other accession no.
1978-094 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Charles Bierstadt/Library and Archives Canada/PA-143309
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Photographer: Bierstadt, Charles.

Additional information

Facsimile featured in "Apercu Over the Edge: Our Fascination with Niagara Falls," June 1991.

Dixon, a Toronto photographer, stretched his rope across the gorge immediately north of the Michigan Central Cantilever Bridge.

Sepia transparency available

Signatures and inscriptions
Sold only by Underwood & Underwood

Subject heading

1. Dixon, S.J.
2. Sports & Amusements - Gymnastics.
3. Services - Photographic - Stereographs.
4. Ont. - Niagara Falls - Waterways.


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