Wire-Walkers, Daredevils Larger Images

50555.

W.J. Kendall, the Boston policeman.

50556.

Harry Warner.

50557.

Captain Matthew Webb and the Wave that Killed Him.

50559.

James E. Hardy “The High Wire King” in 1912. Autographed.

50560.

Capt. Klaus Larsen and his boat.

50561.

Bobby Leach after his trip over the Horseshoe Fall.

50562.

Bobby Leach and the steel barrel in which he went through the Whirlpool Rapids of Niagara.

50563.

This cigar shaped barrel was designed for a trip over the Falls but it was sent over with only a cat as occupant to test its strength on Dec. 13, 1910, and smashed as shown.

50564.

Calverley walking Peer’s Cable over the Niagara Rapids.

50565.

Carlisle D. Graham and William J. Glover, Jr., left their clothes behind and leaped into the Niagara rapids for a race to Lewiston in 1901.

50566.

Carlisle D. Graham as he was dressed for his swim of Sept. 7, 1901.

50567.

Maud Willard and Barrel. Lost her life, Sept. 7, 1901.

50568.

The last photo taken of Mrs. Taylor previous to her trip over the Horseshoe Fall. Mrs. Taylor did not leave the barrel after the picture was taken until rescued below the Falls. The men in the picture are William Halloran and Fred Truesdale, who towed her out into the Canadian current.

50587.

Unidentified wire-walker.

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