An albumen print laid on card. The faded handwriiten negative number "352" appears in white in the same location as the glass negative held in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. The scene has also been described as a dentist rather than barber attending to Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar.
The glass negsative of this image is in the Myron Bement Smith Collection, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.,Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The glass negative has a location number of FSA A.4 2.12.GN.47.11. The image is titled: "Barber Dyeing Nasir Al-Din Shah's Mustache."