Carte-de-visite of Emma V. Brown shown in half portrait. Her body faces the camera but her head is turned one quarter to her right and she looks off frame. Her hair is gathered loosely and in long ringlets that hang down behind her head. She wears a dark bodice with a ruffled front and collar with a white ruffled lace standing collar under it. A circular brooch is pinned at her center front neck. She wears circular dangling earrings. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in ink below the photograph on the mount is the text, "Emma V. Brown / my pupil & friend". There is a mark for M.P & A.I. Rice 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 "E. V. Brown" and at the bottom left of the album page is the text "M P Rice / 1217 Washington DC".
Carte-de-visite of Mary Ann Donaldson shown in half portrait. She is turned one quarter to her left and looks off frame. Her hair is parted at the center and smoothed down to just above her ears where it is curled in ringlets. She wears a white lace cap with lace tails and black rosettes at the ears on the back part of her head. She has on a dark colored bodice and a white lace collar. Printed below the image is the text "JULIUS ULKE, WASH., D.C.".
There is a mark for Julius Ulke 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 on the album page below the printed frame of the window is the text "Miss Donaldson of Washington."