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."
A print captioned “American Sketches: A Negro Congregation at Washington.” The print has been hand colored. The image depicts a man behind an elevated pulpit. He is reading a book. Another man sits beside him on the pulpit. Men in women dressed formally are standing and sitting in front of them. A man on the left side of the image is standing and also holding a book. He appears to be singing. The caption appears underneath the image. The image is in a wooden frame.
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.
Tintype of USCT soldier William Johnson shown in full portrait. Johnson is seated and facing the camera, with his left elbow and hand resting on table covered in an ornate cloth. His right hand is tucked into the buttons of his frock coat and his right leg is crossed over the left at the knee. He wears his uniform kepi, frock coat, and trousers. The tintype is house in its original "Potters Patent" die-cut paper frame with an oval cut out to display the image. An ornate frame is embossed around the cut out.
Handwritten in graphite on the mount below the tintype is the text "William Johnson / Col,d Soldier from Ky." The back of the mount has information about Frenzel's picture gallery and the prices of photographs.
The tintype is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.
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".