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Monday, June 5, 2023
Exploring Photos: Outlet of Niagara River (circa 1838)
Exploring Photos – Outlet of Niagara River (circa 1838) NOTL Museum

This is a wonderful print by William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) of the lower Niagara River. The perspective is likely from south of Lewiston, N.Y., and shows people exploring the banks of the river with Lake Ontario in the distance. The first Brock Monument can be seen on the left at Queenston Heights. Bartlett was an adventurer who would draw sketches of the places he visited. He was in North America four times and in 1838 he spent the summer and fall in Canada.  He produced 120 engravings for the book “Canadian Scenery Illustrated.”

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