Painted portrait of Dr. Gerard Troost, the first state geologist of Tennessee. Troost is shown standing beside a table and gesturing to a book on the table. The original portrait is now located at the Tennessee State Museum (Nashville).
A log cabin residence with small surrounding log buildings is pictured. The area is rural and fenced in. People are scattered about and a man on a horse is pictured. The postcard is a photograph of a sketch or a print. Sepia tone.