This black and white photograph depicts Duke Ellington seated between two women. Sitting behind a table, Duke Ellington wears a dark suit, light colored shirt and spotted tie. The woman seated to his left wears a light colored dress with a double strand of pearls. The woman to his right wears a spotted dress with large round white earrings. The back of a man's head is visible in the foreground. The back of the photograph has a green sticker with "#9" handwritten on it.