This painting of the Mendenhall Glacier was done in 1932 in Juneau by George Beymer, a self-styled "tramp artist" who came to Alaska in 1904. It hung in the Territorial Building (now the State Capitol) for many years. The painting was recently discovered by a group of Alaskans who purchased it and had it professionally restored and framed. The donors presented the painting to the Legislature last week in a ceremony attended by all three of Juneau's legislators. The donors in this photograph are, left to right, Joe Crusey of Anchorage, John O'Brien of Juneau and Willard Nagley of Anchorage. The fourth donor, not pictured, was Carl Erickson of Girdwood.
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