Carte-de-visite of Margaret Jones Burleigh shown in half portrait. She is facing the camera but her head is turned one quarter to her right and she looks off camera. Her hair is parted at the center and then gathered behind her head. Her lips are tinted pink. She wears a dark colored bodice with a ruffled yoke detail and a white ruffled standing collar with a large white bow tied at her center front neck. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten along the bottom of the print in graphite is the text "M. J. Burleigh". No. "20949" is handwritten in graphite on the back of the photograph below Broadbent and Phillips' mark.
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 "Broadbent & Phillips".