Helen and Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) sit on chairs. He faces the camera and she is turned towards him. Helen wears a floor-skimming dark skirt and a white blouse with high collar. Behind her stands Annie, her hand resting on Helen’s raised palm to fingerspell the conversation. Behind Twain, another (unidentified) man stands, pipe in hand. The photograph is signed ‘SL Clemens.’