HORSE SHOE FALLS, Niagara ~ 1844 LANDSCAPE Print RARE!
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HORSE-SHOE FALL, NIAGARAArtist: Drawn by T. Allom ____________ Engraver: Engraved by R. Sands Note: the title in the table above is printed below the engraving
THIS PRINT IS FROM THE EARLY 1840s & IS NOT A MODERN REPRODUCTION IN ANY WAY! FROM THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION : Niagara Falls is a waterfall in east central North America, located on the Niagara River, in western New York and southeastern Ontario. Niagara Falls consists of two cataracts: the Horseshoe, or Canadian, Falls (54 m/176 ft high), on the Canadian side of the river, and the American Falls (55 m/182 ft high), on the United States side. The waterfalls are separated by Goat Island, New York. The crestline of the crescent-shaped Horseshoe Falls, which carries about nine times more water than the U.S. cataract, is about 640 m (about 2100 ft) long, and the fairly straight crest of the American Falls measures 328 m (1075 ft). A small section of the American Falls near Goat Island is also known as Bridal Veil Falls. Niagara Falls was formed about 12,000 years ago, when glaciers retreated north, allowing water from Lake Erie to flow over the Niagara Escarpment, a ridge that extends in an arc across the northern Great Lakes region, from Wisconsin to New York. Since that time, erosion
BIOGRAPHY OF ARTIST : Thomas Allom (1804-187... read more