This picture was painted by Albert Bierstadt. It was put in the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover in 1869 the same year that the transcontinental railroad was completed. It was a very different kind of picture that portrayed something that was going to happen. It was a little bit of a darker romantic picture but it is beautiful and admirable. The painting makes me want to look at the lake. The animals make the scenery look a lot bigger and more majestic.