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Oldest Video of Niagara Falls

The film was taken on the American side of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls New York, USA.  The date of the footage is believed to be December 12, 1896.  The copyright was owned by Thomas A. Edison and published by Edison Manufacturing Company which made over 1,000 of such films in that era.

The actual film reel can be seen at the Library of Congress.

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3 Responses
  1. That is really cool. I didn’t know that there were videos of Niagara that were that old.

  2. Louis says:

    How amazing, over 100 years ago and people were already enjoying a day at the Falls. What a nice quality film for its age!

  3. That is great to have a video like this of the falls. .This will stand as a reminder to all the Niagara people of the beautiful falls.

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