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Dixon crossing Niagara below the Great Cantilever Bridge, U.S.A.

Reverse bears the same legend in six languages.

Copyright 1895 by George Barker.

Published by Underwood and Underwood.

On September 6, 1891, Dixon, a Toronto photographer, attired in terra cotta coloured tights and black silk trunks and wearing his 'lucky' Civil War cap crossed the gorge on the same cable used by Stephen Peer, another tightrope walker who had fallen to his death in 1887. He made a number of crossings performing various stunts on the wire.

condition: Excellent, though a slight dent in the top right corner. Curved mount.
price:  SOLD
code: sv003
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