This carte-de-visite has a photographic print depicting Sergeant Jacob Johns seated, facing the viewer with his gloved hands resting on his lap. His right elbow is resting on a small, circular side table, while it appears he is holding his left arm up without support. Johns is wearing an oversized four-button sack coat with an outside slash pocket. His uniform includes sergeant bars sewn onto the sleeves of his coat, pants with a dark stripe down the outer side of each leg, a belt with a rectangular metal belt plate, gloves, a sword and sash, and a medal pinned to his proper left chest. Johns wears a goatee. The carte-de-visite is inscribed and signed in ink along the bottom of the mount, reading "Your Obt. Servt, / Jacob Johns". The reverse of the mount is blank.