Sheet music for the song He's Up Against The Real Thing Now. The front cover features three photographs. The photograph on left side of cover depicts an African American man in a suit with white type at bottom of the photograph that reads: [Williams]. The photograph on right side depicts an African American man in a suit with white type at bottom of photograph that reads: [Walker]. The photograph in the center features the two men in the other photographs dressed in costume, Walker is in blackface and Williams has an exaggerated collar. A plant-like design, in green ink, surrounds the photographs. Red type on front cover reads: [WILLIAMS AND WALKER'S Latest Comic Coon Craze / HE'S UP AGAINST / THE REAL THING NOW / WORDS BY / Edward Furber / MUSIC BY BERT A. WILLIAMS]. Underneath the photographs a text block contains a logo for Jos. W. Stern & Co. On the bottom of the cover there is an ink stamp that reads: [The Model, / Music Store / Washington St. Sonora, Cal.]. The interior of the sheet music contains five pages of music bars and notes in black ink. The music is for several songs. The back cover contains additional songs in red ink.
Sheet music for the song When The Moon Shines. The front cover for features an illustration of a country road running along a wood fence. Text box with black and white photographs appears in the bottom right corner. Inside the text box, there are two small circular black and white photographs of two African American men. Black type in box reads: [WHEN / THE MOON / SHINES / Introduced with pleasing effect in /WILLIAMS & WALKER'S / BIG PRODUCTION / WORDS BY / ALEX ROGERS / MUSIC BY / JAMES VAUGHAN / The ATTUCKS / MUSIC / PUBLISHING COMPANY / 1255 - 57 BROADWAY N.Y.]. Handwritten in ink, in the top left corner, is [Mrs. D.W. McDonald]. The interior of the sheet music has three pages of music bars and notes in black ink. The back cover of sheet music features sheet music for [“WHY ADAM SINNED”].
Sheet music for the song Play That Barber Shop Chord. The front cover of the sheet music features an image of a man in blackface wearing a tuxedo and top hat. The man is set against a background of music bars and notes. On the top of the front cover, red and black type reads: [PLAY THAT / BARBER SHOP CHORD]. Above and below the image of the man, black type reads: [PROMINENTLY FEATURED BY / BERT WILLIAMS / Words by / WM. TRACEY / Music by / LEWIS F. MUIR]. At the bottom of the front cover there is a logo for the publisher that reads: [J. Fred Helf Company / 136 West 37th St. N.Y. City / Successor to Helf & Hager Company]. Underneath the logo the number 6 appears in black ink. The inside cover of the sheet music contains music bars and notes printed in black in for a song titled: [Betsy Ross]. The interior of the sheet music contains three pages printed in black ink for the song Play That Barber Shop Chord. The back cover features sheet music in blue ink for a song titled: [My Love Is Greater Than The World].