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   Funded by a donation from Scotia Bank Niagara Falls.  Image scanned by MES. (image/jpeg)
Title Blondin On The Rope
Creator  Campbell, Donna Marie
Type  Still Image
Medium  Watercolour
Extent  26.01 x 35.45 cm
Call Number  WC 4
Is Part of  Watercolour Collection
Subject  Niagara River - Lower
  Stunts and Stunters
  Niagara Whirlpool and Rapids
Country  CA
Notes  Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation Government of Canada Local Initiatives Grant AK 2403-9 1974 - 1975 ; Artistic recreation based on a stereograph by Platt D Babbit held at the Earl W Brydges Public Library Niagara Falls NY ; Research by George Seibel ; "In JUne 1859 Blondin stretched his rope across Niagara Gorge midway between the Falls and The Whirlpool Raoids at a place known as Hubbard's Point on the Canada side and White's Pleasure Gardens on the US side. It was about 5 o'clock on the afternoon of the 30th when he started out on the rope cable from the America side. When about 100 feet out he sat down, lay on his back, stood on one foot and then resumed his journey. At intervals of about 150 feet he repeated this performance. He was on the rope for 18 minutes, as he landed the Gorge rang with cheers. His was the first rope walk across the Niagara Gorge ", excerpted from "Anthology & Bibliography of Niagara Falls by Dow volume 1 page 416" ;
Place Name  Niagara (river)
Date  1977.
  1859.
Record ID  102713
Digital image 
Format image/jpeg
Size  750px X 1022px
Resolution  150ppi X 150ppi
Digitization Colour Scan
Equipment Vidar Truscan Titan Atlas Wide-Format
Date 2005-02-10
Notes Funded by a donation from Scotia Bank Niagara Falls. Image scanned by MES.

 

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