Print from glassplate negative. A man wearing a dark suit and tie is sitting in a chair reading a very large book. He has a handle bar moustache and his left hand is raised. There is a large coal burning furnace across from him. Behind him is a room decorated with bedroom furnishing. There is a cat sitting on the floor next to the bed. Pictures line the walls. Records indicate the man is Robert Thatcher in his houseboat. There is damage around the upper and lower edges which replicates damage to the glassplate negative.