Here for your perusal is a collectible photograph of Joseph Avery stranded on rocks in the Niagara River. It was created in 1853 by Babbitt, Platt D., d. 1879.
The photograph illustrates Three men boating in the Niagara River. They overwhelmed by the river's strong current, and lost control of the boat. They crashed into a rock. The current carried two men immediately over the Falls to their deaths. The daguerreotype shows the third man, stranded on a log which had jammed between two rocks. He weathered the current for eighteen hours before succumbing to the river. The image is an early example of a news photograph.
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