A handwritten inscription at the bottom of the historic image reads, "Cutter Pond, Williamstown, Vt." The image shows a view of Cutter Pond (also known as Lotus Lake) on the right side and the house and barn of the Martin Farm on the left side of the image. The view is from a nearby hill. There are field crops behind the farmhouse. Most of the landscape in the middle ground of the photograph is open fields on hills. There are forested hills in the background of the photograph.