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Niagara Falls, 1827–28
oil
16 3/8 x 85 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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


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