This is a formal portrait of Frank Thayer, of Guilford, Vermont. He is wearing a formal black suit, and a black tie, which is either striped, or embroidered. Under the suit and tie is a starched white dress shirt, with a stiff, high, collar.
Frank Thayer appears to have very white hair, which is parted to the very side. This portrait is a frontal view, and his eyes are looking into the distance, with a twinkle. Frank has full hair, both on his head, beard, and eyebrows. His long moustache covers his mouth, but his cheeks are raised in what appears to be a smile.
Frank Thayer was husband to Anna Thayer, and father to Minnie and Walter Thayer.