The 6.5 by 8 inch albumen print is attached to a 7 by 8.5 hard board that has darkened and dried with age. The dark background and dress serves to highlight the subject's serious face. The photograph may have been painted with oils. Condition: since the paint is of uneven thickness it creates a sheen in a scan that looks like fading or chipping of the image. The board shows chipping along the edges slightly affecting the upper and loser corners of the photograph; tape residue on verso. Unusual.