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"Niagara Falls Museum Latest Illustrated Guide of Niagara Falls and Points of Interest".

Book: ill., inside: 33 sepia toned photographs (folded ); page size: 13cm x 15.4 cm; with a map of Niagara River and surrounding areas on the last page. Slightly damaged cover; missing pages with descriptions (3-54).
Made in Germany. Unknown publisher. Unknown date: probably around the year 1900 but not earlier than 1891 as an Art Gallery mentioned in the book was established in 1891.
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Niagara Falls Museum was a museum most notable for being the oldest Canadian museum (1827), as well as for having housed the mummy of Ramesses I [or Ramses] for 140 years before its return to Egypt in 2003. It was founded by Thomas Barnett of Birmingham, England and underwent a few vocational changes in its history.
Following the transfer of ownership in 1878 to the Davis family, after an acrimonious decades-long rivalry with Buffalo's Saul Davis, the museum nevertheless survived. In 1882, the Niagara Parks Commission was formed to convert the front to the present Queen Victoria Park. This forced the museum to be relocated. In 1888, no suitable location could be found in Canada so it was relocated to Niagara Falls, New York. The Davis family established an Art Gallery in the museum in 1891.
It did however move back to the Canadian side when the US parks authority assumed possession of the land on which the museum stood.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Falls_Museum
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ca, 1900
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NOTLPL00437
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English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.10012
    Latitude: 43.10012 Longitude: -79.06627
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NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUM'S LATEST ILLUSTRATED GUIDE OF NIAGARA FALLS AND POINTS OF INTEREST.
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the visitor will wonder how he ever accomplished the feat. He was found dead on the debris slope beneath the cable June 25, 1887 and it has always been supposed that while under the influence of liquor he had tried to cross the cable and fell off.

Railroads.
The N. Y. C. and H. R. R. R.
Trains of the New York Central Railroad arrive and depart from the depot, corner of Falls and Second-Streets. This is the great four track route through the Empire State and its train service will be found of the best in every way.

The Michigan Central.
The very complete trains on this great road arrive and depart from the New York Central depot. The manner in which they cater to their patrons, makes it a popular route. A solid vestibuled train is run from Niagara Falls to Chicago.

The Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad.
Trains on this railroad for Oswego depart from the New York central depot corner of Falls and Second streets. Close connections are made from the main line for Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Uttica and other points. It is a popular route to the Thoand Islands. Leaving Niagara in the evening you are landed amidst the beautiful scenery of the St. Lawrence in the early morning.

The Lehigh Valley Railroad.
The Lehigh Valley trains run into the Erie station at the corner of Second and Niagara streets. This is the favorite route to Mauch Chunk "the Switzerland of America", Glen Onoko and the Switch Back, also to Ithaca, Tanghannock Falls, Sheldrake and Watkins Glen, the delightful summer resorts on Cayuga and Seneca Lakes. Connections made with the Grand Trunk at Niagara Falls, Ont.

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The N. Y. L. E. and W. R. R.
The Niagara Falls New York station of this popular road is situated at the corner of Second and Niagara streets and its trains land the passenger as near to the great waterfall and State Reservation as any other road. It connects with the Grand Trunk at Niagara Falls, Ont., and with the steamer for Toronto at Port Dalhousie, Ont.

The Grand Trunk Railway.
The Trains on this road land the passengers at Niagara Falls.' N. Y., Niagara Falls, Ont., and at Suspension Bridge, N. Y.; they make connection with the New York Central, the West Shore and Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroads at Suspension Bridge, N. Y., and with the New York Lake Erie and Western and Lehigh Valley Railroads at Niagara Falls, Ont.

Quick time is made to Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Portland and all points East, also London, St. Thomas, Port Huron, Detroit, Chicago and all points West.
Through sleeping Cars from New York, Boston and Buffalo for Detroit, Chicago, and St. Louis. Dining cars on all Express trains.

By Boat to Toronto.
Visitors to Niagara who may desire to go to Toronto, Ont, by boat will find it very pleasant to take the New York Central train to Lewiston and there board the magnificent steamer.

»Cibola« or »Chicora«.
The ride across Lake Ontario is very pleasant and a visit to Niagara is hardly complete without it. You can also take the Grand Trunk train to Port Dalhousie and then board the palace steamer "Empress of India".

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Niagara Falls Museum, Observatory and art Gallery.
Opp. Prospect Park, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
The Most Popular of Niagara Resorts. The Grandest and Most Varied Collection on the Continent. Between 300,000 and 400.000 of the Rarest and Most Interesting Curiosities on Earth. The Most Complete Exhibition of the Natural History of America Ever Gathered Together. The Only Place at Niagara Where Satisfaction is Guaranteed or Entrance Fee Refunded.

Important notice of tourists.
Among the interesting features of the Falls, the Niagara Falls Museum (established on the Canada side in 1830) has been classed, but since its establishment on the American side, with its large addition, is now conceded the next of importance to the Falls. Visitors wonder when they enter its portals how it is possible for an individual to gather such a vast and varied collection in a life time. To accomplish this it has taken seventy years at a cost of over one million dollars.

Space will not allow to make mention of the many thousand special features in this grand exhibition, suffice it to say that the collection is now more varied and instructive than any on the American continent, and the arrangement more pleasing and artistic than any in the world.
To the millions who have visited the old institution, it might be stated, the additions to the old collection have been as numerous and extensive, the proprietors have been compelled to construct a building over twice as large as the old, in order to exibit them in.
The collection of Egyptian Mummies (one of which is the most perfect in the world) are well worth your visit solely to see. Guther B. March, one of the greatest
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authorities on Egyptian Antiquities, pronounces them to be the most interesting and valuable in existence. In his description he draws a comparison with those that Barnum spoke of offering the Egyptian Government $ 100,00 for the privilege of exibiting at the Chicago Fair. He says, they are many ages older, better preserved and of more illustrious personages.

The latest addition to the Museum!
Made in the spring of 1891 is the Famous Art Gallery, Long established in Prospect Park, before the inauguration of the State Reservation. It comprises several hundred representations of the most notable scenes in European and Oriental History, ancient and modern; Churches, Palaces and Bridges; Lakes, Rivers and Mountains ; Naval and Land Engagements; Portraits of distinguished men of war, of letters, and of diplomacy; sacred scenes and incidents; all enlarged microscopically to life-size, and so arranged that one hundred persons may at the same time be pleasantly occupied in the enjoyment of the scenes of other days and climes. The Megalfthescopic views of Rome and Venice, which we have added to this collection, are the most enchanting and artistic effects ever viewed through a lens. These are the only pictures of their kind in America and therefore will be of interest to you.
This addition has cost many thousand dollars. We feel assured (by the many gratifying remarks passed by the hundreds who have already visited the Museum to see the latest acquisition) that your visit here will be the most pleasurable of any place you may visit around Niagara.

The observatory view
will amply repay you for your visit. Being elevated above all trees and buildings you are in view of the Falls and surroundings for eight and ten miles. This is most desirable to you, as it will inform you (without the aid of interested persons) where the prominent points on the river are located.

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Photographs:
PROSPECT POINT IN SUMMER.
AMERICAN & HORSESHOE FALLS FROM MICHIGAN CENTRAL R. R. PLATFORM.
AMERICAN FALLS FROM CANADA IN WINTER.
AMERICAN FALLS FROM CANADA.
PROSPECT POINT, WINTER.
GENERAL VIEW FROM NEW SUSPENSION BRIDGE.
AMERICAN FALLS FROM BELOW.
CAVE OF THE WINDS OR ROCK OF AGES.
AMERICAN FALLS FROM GOAT ISLAND, WINTER.
AMERICAN FALLS FROM GOAT ISLAND.
HORSESHOE FALLS FROM GOAT ISLAND.
HORSESHOE FALLS FROM GOAT ISLAND, WINTER.
GENERAL VIEW.
CARLISLE D. GRAHAM AND HIS BARRELL.
WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS FROM OLD SUSPENSION BRIDGE LOOKING TOWARDS THE WHIRLPOOL.
WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS SHOWING WHERE CAPT. WEBB WAS KILLED.
CAPT. WEBB.
HORSESHOE FALLS SHOWING MICHIGAN CENTRAL R.R. TRAIN.
THREE SISTERS ISLANDS FROM GOAT ISLAND.
OUTLET OF THE GREAT WHIRLPOOL.
GENERAL VIEW SHOWING NEW SUSPENSION BRIDGE.
BRIDGE TO THE FIRST SISTER ISLAND.
BRIDGE TO THE THIRD SISTER ISLAND.
WINTER WONDER ICE ARCH IN PROSPECT PARK.
ICE MOUNTAIN ON WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY, FEB. 22, 87.
ROCK OF AGES IN WINTER.
MICHIGAN CENTRAL R. R. CANTILEVER BRIDGE.
INTERIOR OF OLD RAILWAY BRIDGE.
OLD RAILWAY SUSPENSION BRIDGE.
WRECK OF NEW SUSPENSION BRIDGE, JANUARY 10, 88.
WRECK OF NEW SUSPENSION BRIDGE FROM BELOW.
NEW SUSPENSION BRIDGE 1268 FT. LONG.
INTERIOR VIEW OF NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUM, ART GALLERY AND OBSERVATORY.
INTERIOR VIEW OF NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUM, ART GALLERY AND OBSERVATORY.
NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUM, ART GALLERY AND OBSERVATORY.
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Niagara Falls Museum Latest Illustrated Guide of Niagara Falls and Points of Interest


Full tile:
"Niagara Falls Museum Latest Illustrated Guide of Niagara Falls and Points of Interest".

Book: ill., inside: 33 sepia toned photographs (folded ); page size: 13cm x 15.4 cm; with a map of Niagara River and surrounding areas on the last page. Slightly damaged cover; missing pages with descriptions (3-54).
Made in Germany. Unknown publisher. Unknown date: probably around the year 1900 but not earlier than 1891 as an Art Gallery mentioned in the book was established in 1891.