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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA TRAVEL, c. 1930

Arctic Circle: 1900

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Arctic Circle: 1900

Niagara Falls circa 1900. "General view of falls in winter." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Back to the wild

I am struck by the lack of civilization in this photo. Except for a few buildings on the Canadian side and the one building on the American side, it is all wilderness. Today the Canadian side is chock full of casinos, hotels, and eating establishments with loud signs.

Come On In

I wonder if there were any of those "Polar Bear" clubs in existence there? Did anyone attempt to swim in that water?

 
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