"South Carolina Portraits: A Collection of Portraits of South Carolinians and Portraits in South Carolina," Columbia, SC: National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina, 1996, pg. 335.
Portrait of Melvin Melius Sams with his body turned slightly to the left and his gaze directed toward the viewer. He wears a white shirt, a dark jacket and waistcoat, and he has a bushy beard and moustache.
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums