Carte-de-visite of an unidentified woman shown in bust portrait. She is turned one quarter to her right. Her hair is parted at the center and gathered at the nape of her neck. She wears a dark velvet bodice or jacket with a heavily embellished beaded and lace panels at the front sides. She has on a white folded collar and a black ribbon choker with an oval cameo at her center front neck. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
There is a mark for Harter's Fine Art Gallery 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 in the lower left corner of the album page is the text: HARTER'S ART GALLERY