Carte-de-visite of Margaret Alsop shown in half portrait. Alsop is seated with her proper right elbow resting on the back of a chair and her right hand touching her chin. She is looking directly at the camera. Alsop is wearing a dark colored, high neck dress with buttons from neck to waist and a belt with oval buckle cinching the pleated waist. There is a light colored trim at the collar and cuffs. The photograph has retouching present in Alsop's eyes and pink hand coloring on her lips and cheeks.
There is an inscription handwritten in graphite along the lower edge of the print, which reads "Margaret Alsop."
There is a mark for Alexander Gardner Galleries and Philip & Solomons Publishers on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed on page 20 in the Emily Howland Photograph Album (2017.30). The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.