This is a small hardcopy book with a red cloth cover. On the front in gilt letters are the words [What / Mrs. Fisher / Knows / About / Old Southern Cooking]. The words "What" and "Know" are surrounded by a rectangular gilt outline. Set at an angle across this rectangle is a second gilt rectangle enclosing the words "Mrs. Fisher." There are abstract floral, wheel, and spindle shaped designs in gilt at both ends of the two rectangles. The cover is textured with small bumps. There are numerous stains scattered across the cover. On the title page is an archival repair to the bottom of the title-page, with a few words provided in facsimile. On the first blank page is a handwritten inscription.
A wood étagère with five shelves. Each shelf has a scalloped front edge and a higher, more detailed scalloped back edge. There are two finials on the outside corners of the four lower shelves; however the finial on the left side of the bottom shelf is broken. The top shelf has three finials, two on the outside corners and one in the back corner. The étagère has wear marks throughout and some discoloration.
This oil painting depicts a cluster of violets against a light gray surface and background. The violets are done is deep navy blues and purples, the blossoms lying in a jumbled heap amidst strands of greenery and a few green leaves. The pile of flowers lies on an off-white surface that gradually fades to grey shadows at the right most edge of the painting.
This cyanotype depicts a blue-tinted image of a man wearing a hotel porter badge. The man is seated in front of a window or doorframe and is wearing a three-piece suit, with a pocket square and puff tie. A metal badge reading [HOTEL / PALOMARES / PORTER] is fastened to the center of his vest. He is holding a large book in his left hand. The book's spine is partially obscured from view but the visible letters spell [RIACHS / OPHET]. His right hand is resting on his right thigh and his gaze is diverted to the right. A wooden bureau partially visible on the left. The cyanotype is adhered to a matboard. There are no inscriptions on the print or the mat, front or back.