This black and white photograph depicts Joe Louis surrounded by a crowd of people. Seated at a table, Joe Louis wears a light colored three piece suit over a dark colored shirt with a light colored strip down the front. The woman sitting to his left wears a dark dress with a light colored fur wrap draped over her shoulders. She has a light colored hat with a large feather on her head, and her left hand rests in her lap. Three women sit next to and across from them. Behind Joe Louis are six men and a woman standing in a rough line. Three of the men wear dark suits and ties, three men wear light colored suit jackets or shirts, and the woman wears a light colored dress. There is a sign on the wall behind them that reads "George/ Shearing/ Quintet."
A single-paged letter to Count Basie from Richard Wright with a contract concerning royalties and shared monies for the collaboration on the song "King Joe," about the boxer Joe Louis. The document is typed on white paper with a William Morris Agency letterhead. Across the top is printed [NEW YORK LONDON CHICAGO HOLLYWOOD] with two holes punched at center. At top center is the William Morris logo and address for the New York office. The letter is dated [November 14, 1941,] and is addressed to [Count Basie, New York, New York,] It is signed [Very truly yours,] with Richard Wright's signature at center right. At left below Wright's signature is Count Basie's signature with a header reading [AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED']. At bottom center is printed [CABLE: "WILLMORRIS" NEW YORK. "WILLHOLLY" HOLLYWOOD]. The reverse of the document is blank.