United States Army Officer's Presentation saber with scabbard owned by Colonel Charles Young. The long thin blade has an intricately designed pattern over a frosted silver background. The floral and Americana design features flags and cannons, as well as the text, [US], [Chas. Young, U.S.A.], and the Great Seal of the United States. The hilt has basket overtop and a wooden handle with carved finger molds. Above the hilt, inscribed into the medal, is text that reads, [S.N. Meyer / Washington DC]. On the edge of the blade above the hilt, [GERMANY] has been inscribed showing its place of origin.
The scabbard is undecorated metal with two upraised lines attached to metal hoops. At the bottom the hilt has an extended curved design applied.
A black-and-white photograph of men seated and standing in front of a doorway. They wear coats, many wear ties, and several hold bowler and top-hats. At the bottom right of the photograph is the address, "11th and Pa. Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C." Below the photograph is written "Republican Notification Comittee / Washington, D.C., / Monday, June 20th 1892." Frederick Douglass stands at the back, just left of the doorway.