The Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation was founded in the mid 1970s by George and Olive Seibel. The object of this foundation was to obtain copyright-free images, art works, and other materials about Niagara Falls, and to produce books and audio-visual material about the falls. The material acquired by the Foundation was housed in the Niagara Falls Public Library. When the Foundation was disbanded In the mid-1990s ownership of this material was given to the Library.
Collapsed Upper Steel Arch Bridge [Falls View Bridge] resting on Niagara River ice jam, looking towards U.S. side. From a Buffalo Evening News photograph in the Buffalo Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo, N.Y.
Canadian section of the Upper Steel Arch Bridge [Falls View Bridge] going downriver on moving remnants of ice bridge, 3:25 pm. From a Buffalo Evening News photograph in the Buffalo Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo, N.Y.
Original held in the collection of Earl W Brydges Public Library, Niagara Falls, New York ; A close up view of the entrance of the Canadian terminus. The gatekeeper seated on the chair at the left was outfitted in a uniform of blue broadcloth with silver buttons and a cap of the same material embellished with gold lace and the letters NSB, The large white stone markers on either side of the entrance were placed there to keep carriages from cutting too sharp a corner and damaging the edge of the woodwork at the entrance. The corrugated iron panels are in view behind the entrance - George Seibel ;
Reverse reads A mile below the Falls the Niagara River is spanned by two railway bridges, the lower one of which also provides accommodation for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Whirlpool Rapids begin just below the bridges.
Reverse reads On August 2nd 1948, the United States and Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the public opening of North America's first international suspension bridge. Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, Niagara Falls, the quick all-weather route to everywhere is the fourth bridge on the same site to join the two countries during the past century. ;
"there was clearance between the legs of the travellers to allow trains to pass through. The frame structure extending down the gorge bank at the far right was an inclined railway which took sightseers down to the building at the river's edge, where there was an observation platform from which to view the Whirlpool Rapids" from an unknown publication
L-R: Honourable Robert Welch Government of Ontario, Aubrey Dickson, William Andres, Dr Paul Cornell of the Provincial Historic Sites Board, Canon K S G Richardson, Dr Djamel Afruchteh, Jean Huggins, His Worship Jacob Froese Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake ;