Matheson Automobile Company (originator), Beale, Binnie (collector)
Written on verso: 'Henry V.? Palmer (at wheel) and Loweel M. Palmer beside him, in 1905 or 1906 Matheson at Stamford, Conn. 1906. Note chains for muddy dirt roads. Peter Bally, our ex-coachman, in chaffeur costume in rear folding seat; looking very unhappy. How did those four inch tires, ever support that 6000 lb. car.'
Written on verso: 'Matheson Silent Six Roadster on Riverside Dr., NYC, 1910. Matheson Silent Six Roadster of 1910, 1911, or 1912. All of these models were the same during these three years. This original print was taken on Riverside Dr. by Spooner and Wells, famous automobile photographers of New York, for publicity use. Mr. Frank Matheson recalls that Allan Kirby owned one of thse roadsters, which was known by the irreverent in Wilkes-Barre as 'The Box of Violets.'