Sepia Saturday

Each week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with a visual prompt. This week’s prompt inspired me to look for photos of waterfalls from long ago.

Le Loup, Antoine, Artist. Vue du cataracte de Niagara, au pais des Iroquois / Antoine Le Loup fecit
. New York Ontario Niagara Falls, 1770. [Between ? and 1840?] Photograph.
Hill, Samuel, Approximately , Engraver. View of the falls of Niagara / del.; engrav’d by S. Hill
. New York Ontario Niagara Falls, 1790. Photograph.
The Torc Waterfall, Killarney
. Ireland, None. [Between 1860 and 1910] Photograph.

To see more historic inspired images, click here.

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10 Responses to Sepia Saturday

  1. Wendy says:

    The old photo and post card of Niagara Falls is so interesting. They have been a tourist attraction a very long time.

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  2. How lovely to see those centuries-old views of Niagara Falls. And the falls in Killarney! Thank you for searching these out and posting them.

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  3. mollyscanopy says:

    Love the vintage images of Niagara Falls. I went there with my parents as a child, and later when at college in Buffalo, N.Y. The roar of the water and the panoramic view never fails to impress!


  4. La Nightingail says:

    Interesting difference between the two artists’ conceptions of the falls – one with big trees growing on the rock center, the other either without trees or very small ones. It’s hard to tell. But neat that you found these old sketches. The Torc falls in Killarney look much like many mountain falls here. 🙂


  5. Mike Brubaker says:

    My wife and I visited Niagara a few years ago on the day after Labor Day. We were pleasantly surprised that the crowds were gone. As impressive as they are, the falls seemed tamed by civilization. I would have liked to see them as these early artists did. Wild primal forces of nature, indescribable in words and art.

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