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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.

Man Dances on the Tip of Table Rock

A man climbs over the barrier at Table Rock and begins dancing at the brink of the falls. One slip on the ice and he would be a goner.

Also see: Man Stands at Waters Edge to Niagara Falls