Niagara Falls plays a part in Presidential Inauguration

January 21, 2013 4:36 pm

A very familiar view was recognized today as part of the Presidential Inauguration festivities in Washington, DC. A framed painting of Niagara Falls dating back to 1865 was selected as the “official painting” and placed in the rotunda of Capitol Hill for today’s inauguration luncheon. The painting was placed behind the head table where President Obama and the First Lady were seated and depicts the Falls from same vantage point as the Sheraton on the Falls and Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview now share. The painting by artist Ferdinand Richardt was selected for the occasion because it is “inspiring” – we’d have to agree!

Niagara Falls by Ferdinand Richardt

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