Tintype of Colonel Charles William Folsom shown in half portrait. Folsom's body faces the camera, but his head is turned one quarter to his right and he looks off frame. He is slightly baling and has a full beard and mustache. He wears spectacles with thin wire frames. He is wearing a dark suit jacket and vest, white shirt, and black bowtie. The tintype is housed in its original "Potters Patent" die-cut paper frame, with an oval frame cut out to show the image. A double line border is embossed around the oval cut out.
Handwritten in graphite on the mount below the tintype is the text "Col. C. W. Folsom".
The tintype is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.