Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls (U.S.A.) / c. 1951

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Design: A stylish, well-arranged design, printed in silver on red, which makes the illustration appear in 'negative' fashion. The reversed image below shows the same design as the original artwork would have appeared. The Canadian flag used here is the 'Red Ensign,' with the British 'Union Jack' (known in Canada as the 'Royal Union Flag') in the upper left corner or 'canton,' a design in use since the late 19th century, and not the 'Maple Leaf' flag of the present day with its stylized maple leaf bordered by two vertical red stripes, which first appeared February 15, 1965.

History: Evidently a private production, sanctioned by local officialdom, to be sold or given as a memento to honeymooning couples at spectacular Niagara Falls, a major tourist attraction on the dividing-line between the U.S.A. and Canada. The site has long been known and promoted as the 'Honeymoon Capital of the World,' where approximately 50,000 couples a year spend their honeymoon. Label scan courtesy of collector Owen Burgess of Canada.

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