Inscribed on verso stretcher, "Bought at Mr. Alten's Dec. 1906 studio exhibition for our 20th wedding anniversary. "The Old Landing" was painted in the fall when the boats were being covered for winter. It was taken from the bridge above. No studio piece. Carolyn P. Campbell, Grand Rapids, Dec. 1906.
At a fund raising auction for the Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, 2003.
Mathias Alten's Grand Rapids
Ferris, Steven A., (Assistant Curator) with essay by Gordon Olson, Grand Rapids City Historian, Mathias Alten's Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1999).