MP-0000.158.41 | American and Canadian falls, Niagara Falls, ON-NY, about 1923

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
American and Canadian falls, Niagara Falls, ON-NY, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.41
© McCord Museum
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"Niagara Falls: Fifty-one miles beyond Hamilton one reaches the Niagara Falls, which, although perhaps not the largest waterfalls of the world, are easily the most famous and one the commonest standards by which bigness is judged. The height of the Falls on the Canadian side is 158 feet. They attract, every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors from all parts of the world, and in addition, now play an extraordinarily important part in industry, because of the enormous amount of electric power that is developed for industrial purposes. The amount of waterpower actually available is 56,000 cubic feet per second (equal to 650,000 h.p), of which about two-thirds are on the Canadian side. This may be indicative of the wealt of eceonomic resources in Canada: there are, for instance, over 2,305,000 h.p. in developed waterpower contiguous to the Canadian Pacific system."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 3--The Province of Ontario; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.