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Painting by Henry Wood Elliott (1846-1930), Yellowstone Lake, 1871

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Painting by Henry Wood Elliott (1846-1930), Yellowstone Lake, 1871, watercolor (Phoenix Art Museum).  The view is from northern Yellowstone Lake looking to the south.  In the foreground, one can see the Annie in the northern lake and the three largest of the lake’s islands: Stevenson Island, with Frank Island and the smaller Dot Island behind.  Flat Mountain and Mount Sheridan are in the background on the southern side of the lake, with the Tetons in the far background.  To the left, one can see the Promontory and, continuing counterclockwise, Steamboat Point, Lake Butte, the wall of the Mary Bay explosion crater, the Absaroka Range in the distance, and Storm Point.


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