Brown is pictured from the waist up. He has curly hair with a side part and a long mustache. He is wearing a white collared shirt, a vest, and a suit jacket. He has a metal chain on his vest and a flower lapel pin on the proper right side of his jacket.
There is a thin white border around 3/4 of the photograph. It is thicker on the bottom and there is black text below the image which reads [Ferguson] on the left, [GWF] in the center, and [SPRINGFIELD / MO.] on the right. The corners are a bit worn and there is slight discoloring on the back. A handwritten inscription on the back reads [Tobe Brown Music Maker].
Carte-de-visite of Agnes and Slocum Howland. Agnes is seated and facing the camera, with Slocum standing to her left and also facing the camera. Agnes has her hair pulled away from her face and left loose in back. She wears a dark colored dress with a large white bow tied around her neck. Slocum wears a frock and short jacket in a medium color trimmed in dark velvet. His right elbow is propped on Agnes's left thigh and her right hand rests in her lap next to his arm.
The text "C.E. Van Gorden, / 93 Main Street, / CATSKILL, N.Y." is printed on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite inside the bottom border of the printed frame of the album page is the text "Agnes + Slocum Howland".