Niagra Falls - early 1900's - almost frozen over - The following text is from http://www.snopes.com/ Urban Legends.
Although we don't really have any doubts that the photograph in question is a genuine image produced at a time when much of the water around the American Falls was frozen, we don't know the original source of this picture and thus can't verify the year in which it was taken. Although the text that accompanies the image in e-mail forwards usually states that the photo dates from 1911, other sources assign a variety of different dates to it. Much of the Niagara River around the falls was frozen in 1912, which resulted in a tragic accident when an ice bridge across the river broke free from its shoring as several people were traversing it. Three people were unable to make it back to shore in time and were killed as the loosened ice plunged down the river.
The image is appx 8" X 11' overall, with the actual photo area appx. 7" X 10". The image is in sepia. Thanks for looking!
Item Specifics -
Width: 11 inch
Height: 8 inch
Date of Creation: 1950-Now
Photo Type: Other