A woman and a young girl are standing beside a low table that has numerous cats on and under it who are eating. Next to them is a wooden pier with a row boat sitting on it. Behind them are several narrow, long houseboats that are docked and have slatted walkways along the river-facing side of the houses. There is a row boat in the water and a paddle boat at the far end of the houseboat dock. Records indicate that the woman is Carrie Macmurphy Thacher with her daughter Sarah "Lamb" but there is no writing on the photograph.