Wire-Walkers, Daredevils Cabinet Cards

50527.

Carlisle D. Graham. The Hero of the Whirlpool Rapids and His Barrel. He was the first to use a barrel to go over the Falls.

50528.

Prof. Stephen Peer’s Last Walk across Niagara River, on a 5/8 in. wire, June 22nd, ’87.

50529.

Prof. Stephen Peer’s Last Walk across Niagara River, on a 5/8 in. wire, June 22nd, ’87.

50530.

Maria Spelterini on the high wire.

50531.

The rescue of Mr. G. Hazlett and Miss S. Allen, at the Whirlpool, Canada side, after their perilous voyage through the Whirlpool Rapids in their barrel, on November 28th, 1886.

50532.

George Hazlett and Sadie Allen. In the days of real sport, George Hazlett invited Sadie Allen to shoot the rapids with him in this barrel, so they did in 1886.

50533.

John Lincoln Soules, aged 30, attempted to swim the rapids July 4, 1890. He landed near the rapids elevator on the Canadian side. His knee was badly cut on a rock in landing.

50534.

Walter G. Campbell and his dog.

50535.

W.J. Kendall. Swam Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, Aug. 22nd, 1886.

50536.

Robert Wm. Flack of Syracuse who lost his life July 4th, 1888 in a trip through the Whirlpool Rapids in a boat of his own construction. His manager was an undertaker.

50537.

Unidentified wire-walker carrying another man.

50538.

Unidentified wire-walkers.

50539.

Geo. N. Dauphin, Light and Heavy Balancer.

50540.

Louise Boochel.

50541.

Unidentified wire-walker.

50542.

Unidentified wire-walker.

50543.

Bobby Leach and the Barrel in which he went over the Falls.

50544.

Samuel J. Dixon.

50545.

James E. Hardy, “Hero of Niagara” who ended Niagara rope and cable walking July 4, 1896.

50546.

Blondin, Hero of Niagara, 1859 Medal.

50548.

James E. Hardy on the high wire.

50549.

Mons. Blondin and Harry Colcord, the man he carried across the gorge on his back, August 17, 1859. This photo taken at Battery elevator, at rapids, on or about August 6, 1888, when Blondin revisited Niagara. Colcord was from Chicago and was Blondin’s manager. A note on verso indicates that there is some question as to whether or not the man with Blondin is actually Colcord.

50550.

Mons. Blondin.

50551.

Unidentified wire-walker,

50552.

Rescue of Mrs. Taylor.

50553.

Mrs. Annie Edson Taylor shot the Horseshoe Falls Oct. 24th, 1901, and survived. Drop 165 feet. A feat never before accomplished. Entered Barrel, 1 1/2 miles above Falls. Had 32 pounds of air in Barrel. 100 pound weight on foot of Barrel. Was in Barrel 1 hour and 15 minutes. Rescued on Canadian Shore at Bass Rock, six hundred yards below Falls.

50554.

Mrs. Annie Edson Taylor shot the Horseshoe Falls Oct. 24th, 1901, and survived. Drop 165 feet. A feat never before accomplished. Entered Barrel, 1 1/2 miles above Falls. Had 32 pounds of air in Barrel. 100 pound weight on foot of Barrel. Was in Barrel 1 hour and 15 minutes. Rescued on Canadian Shore at Bass Rock, six hundred yards below Falls.

50558.

Capt. Matthew Webb.

50585.

Dixon Performing on his Wire Cable over the Whirlpool Rapids.

50586.

James E. Hardy.

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