A woman in a dark dress with no background. The dress is long sleeved, buttons down the front, closely fitted through the torso and waist. Subject has wavy hair which has a centre part and is pulled back from the subject's face. The subject has a bracelet with safety chain on right wrist and a ring on the third finger of the left hand. A brooch, necklace with locket (or watch) is worn around the neck. Printed at bottom front of card: "W.J. Mertens, Photographer, Stouffville." An elaborate self-advertisement for photographer on back of card. The style pf dress suggests a date of 1870 to 1874 (see photo, upper rv on pg. 22, 'Dating Old Photographs' and on 1875-79, see photo, upper right p. 35 'More Dating Old Photographs.'