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white house art > "independence hall (c. 1858-1863)" by ferdinand reichardt, 1819-1895
Independence Hall in Philadelphia was painted in a London studio by a Danish painter. Richardt had been traveling in the United States in 1858 to paint Niagara Falls. He visited Philadelphia and made sketches of this scene. The streetscape is an all-American view of a place where many great moments of American history have taken place.
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