A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of entertainer Gladys Bentley. Bentley is depicted facing the viewer in bust pose. She is wearing a black top hat, dark bow tie, a white dress shirt, and black tuxedo suit jacket. Her top hat is perched slightly towards her proper right shoulder. The edges of the image are faded into an oval-shaped, white background. The print does not have any inscriptions, front or back.
A black-and-white unused photographic postcard of the Cleveland Colored Quintet. Five (5) men are pictured standing in a row in front of a wood paneled wall wearing suits and neckties. They hold, from left to right, a baritone horn, an alto saxophone, a book, a violin, and a soprano saxophone. The man at center holding the book points his right finger at the camera. The AZO paper manufacturer's mark is printed in the upper right corner on the verso as well as text indicating sections for a message and an address to be filled out by hand.
A silver gelatin print depicting a sepia toned image of five (5) members of the Five Spirits of Rhythm. One man is centrally depicted, seated on a bench, holding a conductor's baton and paper. The other four (4) men stand around and behind the bench, each holding a tiple. They are dressed in matching suits with dark neck cloths tied in loose bows, dark jackets with wide, light colored lapels, and dark pants with wide, light colored stripes running down the sides of the pant legs. Text written in the negative above their heads reads, [FIVE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM] [sic]. The photography studio’s name is in the bottom right corner, written in the negative: [CALUMET / STUDIO]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.