On the DSS, this is a double object, with a star being about 12 arcsec northwest of a galaxy. On the print of the original plate, there is an apparent plate defect superposed. The defect -- which may only be present on the print of the original plate -- stretches to the northeast from the galaxy. Wolf's mark points at the galaxy itself.
My earlier assessment of this as a single star and a defect may be the result of the appearance of the object on the POSS1 blue print. On the red print, and on the DSS, it is clearly a galaxy with a neighboring star. My thanks to Malcolm Thomson who called my attention to the discrepancy.