Attributed to Silas A. Holmes (American, 18201886)
Salted paper print from glass negative; 12 x 15 7/8 in. (30.5 x 40.4 cm)
The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997 (1997.382.52)
This study of Niagara Falls strives toward the sublime even as it is grounded in the workaday world of visitors at a popular landmark. The view is from Table Rock on the Canadian side of the falls and may have been made by Silas A. Holmes, a popular New York photographer of landmarks for the tourist trade.