|Dates||1823 - 1879|
Platt D. Babbitt, a
Another contemporary hailed his images as "some of the most beautiful views of the falls, and points of interest in this vicinity, that we have seen. As he resides here he has been on hand to take winter views never taken by any other artist. Mountains of ice, huge icicles, trees borne down with their icy burden, the foaming torrent, all and much more are presented with the exactness of reality." A colorful figure in the region's history, Babbitt photographed from the 1850s until the early 1870s.