Head and shoulders portrait of a man facing front and looking toward the left. He has a mustache and is wearing a suit jacket and vest, a collared shirt, and a tie. He may be Yves Meric de Bellefon, French consul-general in San Francisco. The text “Capt. Meric Debellefon [sic]” is written on the negative and is faintly visible at the bottom of the image.