A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Count Basie against a light colored background. He is depicted in three quarters profile, from the chest up, with his face turned towards the viewer. He has short hair that has been smoothed back from his face, a small mustache, and is wearing a slight smile. He is wearing a tuxedo with a black bow tie. The photographer's mark is printed in the negative in the bottom right corner, [Calvert / Chicago]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Count Basie. Basie is depicted in a circular spotlight, against a dark background. The spotlight is cast over his body and creates a shadow on the wall behind. He is wearing a dark suit and holding a baton in his proper right hand. White cursive text, written in the negative, in the bottom left corner reads, [Calvert / Chicago]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the image.