A black and white photograph of Cab Calloway wearing a light colored tuxedo with tail coat. Calloway is posed standing in front of a spotlight, his knees bent, his arms held out from his sides with index fingers pointing, and his head turned slightly to his proper right, smiling widely. The spotlight casts a bright arc against the dark background and Calloway's shadow is behind and to the left of him. A photographer's signature is in the bottom left part of the image: [C (illegible) / la Habana]. At the bottom right corner of the print is printed: [MOSS PHOTO, N.Y.].
A black and white photograph promotional photograph of Cab Calloway. Calloway is pictured is pictured standing on the right side of the photograph, wearing a white tuxedo with tailcoat, and casting a large shadow upon the wall behind him. His arms are raised, palms facign out, his knees bent, leaning back slightly with his mouth open and gaze looking up. At the bottom left corner of the image is the photographer's signature: [C(illlegible) / la Habana]. Printed below the image on the left side is [CAB CALLOWAY] and at the right [CAB CALLOWAY INC. / 1619 BROADWAY / NEW YORK, N.Y.]. In smaller print in the very bottom right corner is printed [MOSS PHOTO SERVICE, INC..350 W. 50TH ST..NEW YORK 19..N.Y.]. There are marks or inscriptions on the back.
A black and white photograph of Cab Calloway dancing for an audience while another man plays the piano. Calloway is pictured in the center of the image, standing on an open dance floor. He wears a plaid tuxedo jacket, dark colored pants, a white shirt and a dark colored bow tie. He is stepping with his proper right heel on the floor, his proper left leg slightly bent at the knee and his left toes on the floor behind his right foot. He holds a white cloth in his proper left hand, waving it in front of him. He is looking down, with his mouth slightly open. To the right of Calloway, a man is seated playing a piano which is only partially in the frame. He wears a dark colored suit jacket, light colored pants, and a floral patterned tie. His face is turned to look towards Calloway, while the rest of him faces the piano, hands on the keyboard and proper right foot on the pedals. The audience is seated or standing around white cloth covered tables at the edges of the room, around the dance floor. A note adhered to the back of the photograph reads [Hotel / National / in / Cuba].
A black and white photograph of Cab Calloway performing with his band at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Calloway is pictured just left of center, in profile turned towards his proper right, his right hand raised and blurred as if in motion. His left hand holds a microphone stand, tilted so the microphone is near his turned face. He wears a plaid tuxedo jacket with white shirt, dark pants and bow tie, and white pocket square. Directly behind Calloway is an upright bass, the face of the player only partially visible behind Calloway's shoulder. Another man stands behind the bass. To the right of him is a drummer seated at a white drumkit with "CC" on the large bass drum at the front. The two visible musicians both wear dark colored suit jackets, patterned neck ties, and white pocket squares. To the left is a grand piano, the bench and player out of frame. Behind Calloway's band is an orchestra seated at paneled stands with a logo marking resembling "JM" or "NM." In the background is a striped curtain. There are no inscriptions or markings, front or back.