Nine army officers in full dress uniform, Governor Oscar Branch Colquitt in long coat and top hat, and a gentleman in a costume composed of a crown, a pastel dress with lace, a shawl, white stockings and slippers stand as a group near the end of a wooden pier or boat slip. Two gentlemen wearing naval caps are at the back of the group. From left to right in the first row is Col. Hugh B. Moore, then Governor Colquitt, then the man in the costume, then another army officer. The man in costume has a sash of leaves or fronds draped over the dress. Strings of flags and banners hang overhead. On the back of the photograph is written:"Governor Colquit's staff Houston Carnival 1914." On the front of the photograph is a handwritten note "Governor" identifying the gentleman in the top hat.