Portrait of Mary Short in dark dress sitting in metal chair in front of desk with typewriter. Short facing right of image towards desk at 90-degree angle from camera. Wearing large earrings, watch, and ring with hair curled and styled up. Both hands on typewriter in typing position. Lamp and stack of papers to her right on desk. Radiator and window partially visible along right edge. Handwritten note and signature at top center: "Best Christmas Wishes / Mary Short."