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.
Carte-de-visite of a young woman and two children. The woman is pictured seated in the center of the image, flanked by two young girls standing next to her. The woman is wearing a long, dot-patterned dress with bow at the collar. Her proper right arm is around the shoulders of the youngest girl, who stands with her proper left hand on the woman's knee, gripping her the fabric of her dress. The girl on the right is wearing a dark, gingham long-sleeved dress and heavy black shoes with her hair plaited back. The younger girl on the left is wearing a plaid long-sleeved dress, visible white petticoat, white socks, and black shoes, her hair also plaited. On the back of the photograph is the photographer’s stamp with and image of the United States Capitol building at center. The stamp reads “ALEX. GARDNER./ Photographer to the Army of the Potomac / GALLERIES / 511 Seventh Street and 332 Pennsylvania Av. / Published by / Philp & Solomons, / Washington, D.C.” Below the photographer’s stamp is a 2 cent George Washington stamp surrounded with an ornate border.