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Niagara Falls

1827-1828 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 oil on canvas 16 3/8 x 85 1/2 in. (41.5 x 217.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. 1985.66.386,504 Not currently on view


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Long before the Rocky Mountains and Grand Canyon became tourist attractions, Niagara Falls was North America’s most celebrated natural landmark. George Catlin made several views of Niagara, and he exhibited a model of the falls with his Indian Gallery.

Keywords

Landscape - Canada - Niagara Falls

Landscape - New York - Niagara Falls

Landscape - waterfall - Niagara Falls

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paint - oil

fabric - canvas

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