In regard to an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, he gives the janitor instructions for shipping his painting. "To the Janitor of the Penn Acd. of Fine Arts, Dear Sir, At the close of the exhibition will you please have my picture of Mt. Lafayette sent to Cornelius Davenport, New Bedford, Mass. Please see that it is carefully fastened in the box...." Signed, "A. Bierstadt." Bierstadt likely refers to one of his paintings of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire.