Carte-de-visite of Caroline "Carrie" N. Lacy shown in full portrait. Lacy stands with her body facing one quarter to her right but her face is turned straight to the camera. Her right hand resting on the back of a carved Gothic revival style side chair. Her left hand is at her side and she is holding a black beaver hat with a heavily embellished ruffled lace hat band. Her hair is parted at the center and braided on the sides extending to the nape of her neck. Her cheeks and lips are tinted pink. She wears a dark colored dress and a dark cloak over it. A chatelaine is pinned at her front neck with a long chain and a long ribbon extending from it, though the objects at the ends are not visible and appear to be tucked into her waist or under her cloak.
A mark for Henry Ulke is printed 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 "Carrie N. Lacy". Handwritten in graphite in the lower left corner of the album page is the text "HENRY ULKE".