A studio portrait of a serious unidentified African American man standing with his hat held low in his right hand as his left arm rests across the back of an upholstered chair. He has a mustache and beard. He wears an overcoat over a three-piece suit. The top button of the suit jacket is buttoned just below a bow tie and over a buttoned vest. Printed below the photograph, "M. P. Thiele, Wing's Gallery, 62 Canal St. Grand Rapids, Mich."
A studio portrait of unidentified young African American man holding a cornet in his left hand while standing in front of a ornate metal fireplace guard and beside a wicker chair. He wears a white suit jacket and a high collar with a tied scarf as a necktie. Embossed below the photograph on the paper board, "Dowling, Charleston, S.C. 1900."
A full body studio portrait of unidentified African American man standing by a chair with his right elbow resting on the stile. He wears a hat low on his forehead, a buttoned-up, small collar, long-sleeve shirt with armbands under a buttoned vest with a watch chain from the button loop to the right breast pocket. He wears a lapel pin and has, possibly, a writing utensil or rolled cigarette in his left breast pocket.
A studio portrait of a serious unidentified African American man [U.G. Margan?] standing with the finger of his left hand curled around his suit jacket's button placard. The top button is buttoned just below a bow tie. He also wears a buttoned vest and striped pants. Printed below the photograph, "C.H. Wareham, 209 Market Street, Fort Scott, Kan. Negatives Reserved for Future Orders."