lower right: 1878-Charles Hofman [sic], Painter.; upper center, on banner: VIRTUE, LIBERTY & INDEPENDENCE!; upper center, just above banner: PENSYLVANIA; lower center: VIEWS OF THE BUILDINGS & SURROUNDINGS / OF THE BERKS-COUNTY-ALMS-HOUSE. 1878.; along bottom of small scenes, clockwise beginning at lower left: Tenant-house No. II.; School-house.; Cemetery; Tenant hous [sic] No. I.; Western-View of the new Hospital.; Tenant-house No. III.; Kitchen-supplying spring, & Reservoir:; Grein barn:
Jacob Hartgen, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1878-1925. (Bert Frame, Reading, Pennsylvania), by whom sold in 1947 to Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch; gift to NGA, 1953.
- American Processional, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1950, no. 281.
- 101 Masterpieces of American Primitive Painting from the Collection of E.W. and B.C. Garbisch, traveling exh. by the Amer. Federation of Arts, New York, 1961-1964, no. 99, color repro. First venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.
- National Gallery Loan Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967, no. 15.
- Pennsylvania Almshouse Painters--Charles Hofmann, John Rasmussen and Louis Mader, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, 1968, unpaginated and unnumbered (cat. by Thomas Armstrong).
- Twenty-five Folk Artists: Their Lives and Work, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1971, no cat.
- American Naive Paintings from the Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2010, no cat.
- American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 68, repro.
- Rothman, David J. "Our Brothers' Keepers." American Heritage 24 (December): 40-41, color repro. with long caption.
- American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 176, repro.
- Armstrong, Thomas. "Charles C. Hofman." In Lipman, Jean, and Tom Armstrong, eds. American Folk Painters of Three Centuries Exh. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1980: 103, 106, 108, 109 (for related Almshouse works).
- Chotner, Deborah, with contributions by Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, and Laurie Weitzenkorn. American Naive Paintings. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 204-205, color repro. 203.
- Donahue, M. Patricia. Nursing, The Finest Art: An Illustrated History. St Louis, 1996: 226-227, color repro.