Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections
Highly Unsuccessful Performance, by Dismal Jemmy
James Buchanan Resource Center, Dickinson College Special Collections
Emile Blondin had become the first man to cross the Niagara Falls on a tightrope on June 30, 1860. This image, published in New York City by Currier and Ives, clearly parodies Blondin's fame. Original image in the James Buchanan Resource Center at Dickinson College.