Foreground left depicts Mr. Russell's signature with a small skull. A box upon which is money, two shells, one man stands to the left, pants, coat, hat on head, cigarette in mouth, he probably moves the shells, right is another man dressed in pants, long coat, suspenders, shirt and tie, cigar in mouth, bowler hat on head, he points to one shell. Middleground are men, some Chinese, Native American, Cowboys, smoking pipes, cigarettes, a dog sits nearby, tongue hanging out. Two holes on left side for connecting to rest of drawings for folio.
*Hand printed front under drawing: "CMRussell"
*Printed under print, title: "THE SHELL GAME"