An albumen print on paper with a purple, reddish-brown hue depicting two adult women and seven children pictured, from left to right: William, Lucinda, Fannie (seated on Lucinda's lap), Mary (in cradle), Frances (standing), Martha, Julia (behind Martha), Harriet, and Charles or Marshall. Lucinda Hughes and Frances Hughes were sisters-in-law through Frances's husband David. The group is posed outside in front of bare trees, one woman is posed as if ironing. Baskets and a dog or doll house are placed around the group. The women and their children were enslaved at the time this photograph was taken on a plantation just west of Alexandria, Virginia, that belonged to Felix Richards. Frances and her children were enslaved by Felix, while Lucinda and her children were enslaved by his wife, Amelia McCrae Richards.
On the recto, an inscription is written in pencil on the paper mount below the image that reads: "Felix Richards slaves". On the verso, an inscription is written in pencil along the top center of the paper mount that reads "Felix Richards lived at 'Volusia' / Near Alexandria, VA." To the right of this inscription is more text written in pencil with a heavier hand that reads "101400 / 01-P-284". There is a pre-printed metallic oval on the verso.