New Flickr Set: Stereo Views of Niagara Falls

Stereo view of Niagara Falls by Platt Babbitt

The Fisher has added another set of photos to its Flickr page: a set of stereo views of Niagara Falls and vicinity c.1855-1860. These images were created on glass by Platt D. Babbitt using the wet plate collodion process, and include photos of funambulists over the falls on a wire, people exploring the area in winter, and a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1860. Babbitt (1822-1879) had an exclusive concession on the American side of the falls from the early 1850s to the 1870s, and he sold his images to tourists. 

The full set can be viewed by clicking on this link.