lower right in black ink: E NYE; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: $10.00 / 3 [circled]; lower center verso in graphite by unknown hand: THE RED STEAMSHOVEL [underlined]
Charles Dunn, Washington, DC; John Dunn and Janice Dunn Rosenberg, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1979; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art
- Edgar Nye, Adams Davidson Galleries, Washington, DC, 1979, no. 34
- The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, 1983-1984
- Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 172, no. 1168.