A hand-operated embossing machine used by Claflin University. The exterior is painted black, with paint chipping away throughout surface. The embosser stands flat on a beveled base that is curved on two opposing sides, each containing a hole through the base at the end. The mechanism has a long, rounded lever, with a silver plated top on the end, hinged at the body of the embosser on the opposite side, with a spring element underneath, and is used to push the cylinder element into whatever material will be embossed. Below the cylindrical element, there is a two-tiered base, the bottom being circular with relief type (illegible) on the top, the other sitting on the top curved with straight ends in an oblong shape. There is a slit for the material being embossed to slide into between the pedestal and the cylinder. The main body of embosser has a relief 5-point star, painted red, with gold lines coming off of it, on both sides.
An albumen print mounted on a stereograph-sized card mount depicting a woman identified as Mrs. Whitaker and eleven (11) children. They are all siting on a wooden porch outside of a wooden building and looking at the camera. The two eldest children sit at the left frame on one side of a post, while the rest of the children sit in a row on the other side of the post. Mrs. Whitaker sits in a chair behind the long row of children nursing an infant. The image is mounted on orange cardboard that is pale pink on the reverse. A yellow paper label is adhered at the verso center with handwritten and printed text in black ink identifying the photographer, place, title, and number.