Item is a white card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "AYERS/ YARMOUTH". Photograph is a portrait of a woman and child in front of a painted landscape backdrop. The woman holds an umbrella and stands behind a wooden fence while her son leans against the fence from the front side. He wears a velvet suit with knee-high striped stockings. On verso, at centre in black letterpress, "THOMAS AYERS/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO/ 3, Clarence Place Regent Rd/ YARMOUTH." Handwritten in black ink across the verso, "Mother & Ernie 1872/ viewed it in America/ on the 3rd of Oct./ 1872/ While I stray from/ home in life's rough/ way Oh teach me from/ my heart to say".