Written on verso: 'Hoopes, Bro. & Darlington West Chester, Pa., and 27 James St Long Acre London,' ; 'Centennial Photographic Co., International Exhibition Edward L. Wilson, W. Irving Adams Proprietors' ; '#2344'
Written on verso: 'In one corner of the blacksmith shop at the wooden wheel plant, wheels are rubbed with linseed oil; some receive a primer coat, usually red. The operator of the machine at right dulls spoke ends for screws.'
Written on verso: 'R - Jesse Bates; L - Chas. Reed; C - James Ney; J. W. Bates, Plant Sup't, of HB&D in W. Chester, Pa., Messrs. Reed (foreman) & Ney at the spoke-throating machine. Bates inspects spokes before and after throating.'