Robert Dafford was one of the Artist in Residence in Paducah. He and his associates have made the murals on the Flood Wall into a community masterpiece. The Murals Committee, in consultation with Robert and company, reviews each project and approves each project only if the material is available, historically relevant, accurate, and compatible with trompe l'oeil.
A picture on a Flood Wall in Paducah showing a tradition that the Ambassadors meet the touring riverboats and escort their passengers on tours of the city. The group is easily recognised, as they wear red jackets.