Tintype of USCT soldier William Johnson shown in full portrait. Johnson is seated and facing the camera, with his left elbow and hand resting on table covered in an ornate cloth. His right hand is tucked into the buttons of his frock coat and his right leg is crossed over the left at the knee. He wears his uniform kepi, frock coat, and trousers. The tintype is house in its original "Potters Patent" die-cut paper frame with an oval cut out to display the image. An ornate frame is embossed around the cut out.
Handwritten in graphite on the mount below the tintype is the text "William Johnson / Col,d Soldier from Ky." The back of the mount has information about Frenzel's picture gallery and the prices of photographs.
The tintype is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.