Carte-de-visite of Abby D. Munro shown in half portrait profile. She is sitting with her back facing foremost but her head turned in profile and her left side facing the camera. Her hair is parted at the center and then braided and wrapped into a bun at the back of her head. She wears a dark bodice with a high neck and a white ruffled lace collar. The print is cut into an oval shape and mounted on the card mount.
Handwritten in graphite on the photograph below the image is the text "A. D. Manro Charleston" and "Miss Abby D. Manro 1876" is handwritten in ink on the mount below the print. There is a mark on the back of the photograph for Barnard's studio.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite in the lower left corner of the album page is the text "BARNARD 1876 / 263 King St. Charleston".
A hand-operated embossing machine used by Claflin University. The exterior is painted black, with paint chipping away throughout surface. The embosser stands flat on a beveled base that is curved on two opposing sides, each containing a hole through the base at the end. The mechanism has a long, rounded lever, with a silver plated top on the end, hinged at the body of the embosser on the opposite side, with a spring element underneath, and is used to push the cylinder element into whatever material will be embossed. Below the cylindrical element, there is a two-tiered base, the bottom being circular with relief type (illegible) on the top, the other sitting on the top curved with straight ends in an oblong shape. There is a slit for the material being embossed to slide into between the pedestal and the cylinder. The main body of embosser has a relief 5-point star, painted red, with gold lines coming off of it, on both sides.