Lot 730

C. 1901 Annie Taylor & Her Niagara Falls Barrel

Estimate: $300 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Offered in this lot is a cabinet card original photograph of Annie Edson Taylor in circa 1901 with the barrel she rode over Niagara Falls with. Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 – April 29, 1921) was an American schoolteacher who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Her motives were financial but she never made much money from her adventure. This card shows Anna Edson Taylor next to the barrel she went over the falls in, and the cat that went over the falls in the barrel the day before her. This photograph is mounted on a board that measures 7 1/4' x 5". Below the photo is typed "Mrs Taylor and her Barrel". On the back of the card is a piece of paper that reads "ANNA EDSON TAYLOR Shot the Horseshoe Falls October 24th, 1901 and survived. A feat never before accomplished." . This cabinet card is in good shape with minor damage given its age.