This three-quarter portrait of Governor James Black depicts a seated man with dark eyes, dark hair parted in the middle and a thick brown mustache. He is wearing a dark jacket and vest with a white shirt with a stand-up collar and a black tie. His left hand is resting on the arm of the chair while his right hand is lying in his lap. There is a gold watch chain visible on the subject's left side.
This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for James D. Black's 1919 gubernatorial campaign. It has a white background with a black and white portrait of Black in the center. Above and below the portrait is the slogan, "FOR GOVERNOR/JAMES D. BLACK", in black print. There is a paper backing located on the back with the manufacturing labels that reads, "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./BUTTONS,/BADGES,/NOVELTIES/AND SIGNS/NEWARK, N.J.", in black print. There is a union label also printed on the paper backing. It has a stickpin located on the back.
This is a badge for a member of the "Information Committee" at the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor in 1915. The pinbar is a brass frame with a celluloid insert with "INFORMATION COMMITTEE" printed in blue on a white background. The ribbon is red and gathered at the bottom, where the medal is attached. The medal is a brass circle with a celluloid center displaying black and white images of Augustus Owsley Stanley and James D. Black. Along the top and border curvature is printed in black "GOVERNOR AND LIEUT. GOVERNOR / INAUGURATION 1915". "The Whitehead & Hoag Co. / Newark, N.J." is stamped on the back of the medal.