A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Louise Cookie Mills. Mills is depicted from the shoulders up, against a white background. She is in three-quarters profile, with her head turned towards the viewer. Her eyes are closed and her head tilts towards the left. In the lower left quadrant of the image is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [To Sally / a very charming / young lady / Wishing you success / always / Louise Cookie Mills]. The photographer's mark, handwritten in black ink over Mill’s right shoulder, reads, [Maurice / CHICAGO]. There is a notation in pencil on the back of the photograph.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a photomontage of John Bubbles posing on stage in three (3) different costumes. John Bubbles depicted on the left, is standing on a semi-circular platform, holding a cane in his proper right hand and full champagne glass in his proper left hand. He is wearing a black tuxedo and top hat. He is looking towards the other figures in the photograph. Bubbles, pictured center, is depicted with his proper left foot propped up on a shoe shine stand. He is wearing a medium toned suit, vest, striped tie, and a bowler hat. He has a cane hooked over his proper right arm and a cigarette held by his ear in his proper left hand. Bubbles pictured right, is crouched next to the shoe shine stand, holding a white cloth shining the shoe of Bubbles in the bowler hat. He is wearing a light colored newsboy cap and a plaid jacket. White text in the negative in the bottom left corner reads, [Maurice / CHICAGO]. An inscription in blue ink to the left of Bubbles reads, [To Laurie / My Dear Darling / With Best / Wishes for / your / Happiness / John / Bubbles]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a tap dance duo, Billy and Milly. Billy and Milly are depicted standing back-to-back with their faces turned towards the viewer. They are wearing matching all white outfits with caps, shirts, pants, shoes and dark polka dot ties. Milly is standing with her proper left arm reaching toward the left edge of the image and her proper left knee bent. Billy in posed the same manner but with his proper right armed raised and his proper right knee bent. The soles of their shoes are placed together. The front of the image is inscribed in blue ink in the top left corner: [To "Laurie" / a cute dancer / and a cute / person whom I / understand - and / that's sayin [sic] sumpin [sic] / Best wishes from two pals / Billy and Milly]. An embossed stamp in the bottom right corner reads [DELUXE / THEATRICAL STUDIO / [---?] /[---?]. The photographer’s stamp is in purple ink on the back of the image.
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.