Sheet music for the song A Bundle of Rags. The front cover features a black, red, and white illustration of a caricatured African American man and woman doing laundry in a large wooden tub. Type above illustration reads: [A / BUNDLE / of RAGS]. Type along left side reads: [A / Series / of / Negro / MELODIES / BY]. Type along right side of illustration reads: [IN / The / Popular / RAGTIME]. Type beneath illustration reads: [ROB'T S. ROBERTS. / Author of / "THE PRIDE OF BUCKTOWN." / PUBLISHED BY / PHILIP KUSSEL / CINCINNATI.O.]. The inside of sheet music contains four pages of music bars and notes in black ink for the song A Bundle of Rags. The title credits read: [Arr by Hans S. Liné. / By Robt. S. Roberts.] The back cover features additional sheet music, ink black ink, for the songs [THE PRIDE OF BUCKTOWN] and [THE CRESCENT WALTZ].
A shellac 78-rpm record manufactured by the Victor Talking Machine Company. The label in the center, in gold, has an image of a dog near a phonograph. The gold reads: [Victor Record / Victor Talking Machine Co. Camden N.J. / Impecunious Davis / By / Metropolitan Orchestra / 256]. Above the label  is imprinted into the vinyl.
Sheet music for the song Down in Memphis. The front cover for the sheet music features an illustration of an African American man dancing while several other people look on and play instruments. The scene takes place on a dock at night and a boat can be seen in the water. Red and white type on the front cover above the image reads: [DOWN IN MEMPHIS / -THEY'RE WEARING OUT THEIR SHOES, DANCING TO "THE BLUES"]. Below the image, red type reads: [The / great "levee" / song of the South / by / HI WILSON / HALE BYERS]. A text box logo in blue ink on the bottom of the front cover reads: [CHAS. L. JOHNSON / MUSIC COMPANY / GORDON-KOPPEL BLDG. / LIVE-WIRE / MUSIC / MUSIC COMPANY / KANSAS CITY, MO.]. The front inside cover has sheet music in black ink for additional songs. The interior of the sheet music consists of three pages of sheet music in black ink for Down in Memphis. The top of the back cover has a drawing in black ink of a man playing a trombone. There is also sheet music for a song titled: [Doodle De-Dum].
A shellac 78-rpm record manufactured by Columbia Phonograph Company. The label in the center, in white type, reads: [Columbia Disc Record / Condition of Sale / This record is sold upon the express condition that it shall not be copied or duplicated and that the full right of property or possession reverts to the Columbia Phonograph Co. upon violation of this condition. / Columbia Phonograph Co. / New York / London / Grand Prize / Paris, 1900 / It Was The Dutch / J. B. Mullen / Tenor Solo / Sung by Dan W. Quinn / No. 1553 / Patented May 4, 1886, and December 10, 1901]. Under the label there is a series imprinted into the vinyl that reads: [1553-2-X]. There is some wear above the label. The back of the record has some bubbling and the label's reverse side is visible due to wear.