In reference to this painting, Edward Redfield writes in a letter dated December 25, 1949:
I have sold so much of The Johnson Farm, that it is only right that I send you a remnant of it, if only to serve as a reminder that the Redfield clan always found lodging with you when the water took possession of The Submarine Villa, in days so long ago.
Standing in front of the entrance of what was Dr Bells home and looking towards Center Bridge one saw the delapidated barn on the left and the small tenant house that was on your place where the Nunnemakers built the bridge. I should judge this was about 1902. The road was narrow and axle deep in the spring, no automobiles, no valley reformers!
The best of everything to you and all!
This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Edward Redfield's work being compiled by Dr. Thomas Folk.