Niagara Falls in winter

Description (Brief):

A stereo daguerreotype of Niagara Falls in winter, probably made by the Langenheim Brothers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William and Frederick Langenheims opened a daguerreotype studio together in 1842, only three years after the invention of photography. They ran a traditional portrait studio, but were also well known for their innovations in stereo photography, opening the American Stereoscopic Company. Early in the history of photography in American, photographers traveled to Niagara Falls to capture the beauty of the falls and its many tourists. This image of the Falls in winter is among the earliest stereo views of dated circa 1850s. It can be viewed in three dimensions by placing the stereo view in a hand-held or table top stereo viewer. The photographs are matted, not cased.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0736.49.03Accession Number: 1985.0736Catalog Number: 85.736.49.03

Object Name: PhotographOther Terms: Photograph; Photograph; Daguerreotype

Physical Description: metal, copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 cm x 17 cm x .5 cm; 3 5/32 in x 6 11/16 in x 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_554387

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