The photograph shows Thorn "standing in front of what looked very much like a Muggle brick home" with "shorter hair" that lacked "the gray streaks" he later acquired. "His beard and mustache were still there, but they were much shorter, and his face was less wrinkled. He was wearing robes and a dark, heavy cloak" in the picture.
The photograph bears no date, but Quick's mother included a letter reading "This is the only phorograph I have of your father. I'm sorry I never showed it to you before. I think you deserve to have it."