in winter from east bank
This is an interesting
photograph in many ways. First, unlike many contemporary (and
modern) views of the Middle Falls, it was taken from the east
rather than the west bank of the Genesee River, giving us an
unusual view of what is now the overlook area. Secondly, it is
taken in the depths of winter. Whoever the photographer was,
he was hearty fellow who enjoyed challenges!
A generation earlier
the far river bank was covered with mills. (See
Image 1). By the time this imagte was tak the remnants of
those businesses were gone, replaced by a small building and
a rustic gate visible in the left center of this photograph.
( See Image 26 for another view of those
structures.) There appears to be another structure in the upper
right part of the photograph, among the pines. Could it be the
Swiss cottage that once stood on the Council Grounds?
We believe this image
was copied from a stereo views. If anyone has the original view,
we would appreciated the name of the photographer and any other
additional information on this interesting image!
Other winter views
can be seen here.