A studio photograph of a younger woman standing with one hand resting on a table. Her hair has a centre part and is tightly pulled back behind the ears. The dress is a long, dark coloured, buttoned down the front, with white lacey cuffs and a white jabot at the neck. There are three rows of ruffles around bottom of the dress. She is wearing a chain and locket around her neck. On the front, along the bottom, "Simpson, Mertens, Artistic Photographers". On back, within a Greek key border "From the Travelling Studio of Simpson Mertens Artistic Photographers. Copies can be had from this plate by sending name and number to Stouffville Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario".