Painting and Nature Preservation: Niagara Falls with Rainbow and Indians


Samuel Morse made this painting of the falls before tiring of being an artist and starting the telecomunications industry with the invention of the telegraph and the Morse code.

This view, not quite picturesque or sublime, includes a characteristic rainbow and lines of Indians waiting for the chance to explain nature to the "White Man."

Samuel F. B. Morse, Niagara Falls from Table Rock, 1835, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston