The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Eighth Annual Fashion Show at Convention Hall Program

Front cover of the April 14, 1925 program for the Eighth Annual Fashion Show at Convention Hall under the auspices of Wheatley-Provident Hospital Auxiliary No. 1. This excerpt includes an advertisement for the E. E. Pullum Realty Company.

Earl Caruthers

Reproduction of a photograph of saxophonist Earl Malcolm "Jock" Caruthers, Sr. (1910-1971). Caruthers played extensively in St. Louis and Kansas City throughout his life.

Dr. Solomon H. Thompson

Portrait photograph of Dr. Solomon H. Thompson, who began a “Black Hospital Movement” in the Kansas City area that began to address the health concerns of non-white communities. Along with Kansas City, Missouri, physician Thomas C. Unthank, Dr. Thompson founded Douglass Hospital and Training School for Nurses in Kansas City, Kansas.

Douglass School at 27th Street and Jarboe Street

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time). Douglass School was built in 1890 as a public school for African Americans.

Don Juan's all-Spanish Dance Band

Photograph of a big band on stage labeled "Don Juan's All-Spanish Dance Band."

Doctors at General Hospital #2

Photograph of the doctors of General Hospital #2, a hospital for African-Americans once located just north of the intersection of 22nd Street and McCoy Avenue (now Kenwood Avenue). This vantage point faces west towards the southeastern entrance to the hospital.

Count Basie at 18th and Vine

This photograph of Count Basie and others was taken looking east at the southwest corner of 18th Street and Vine Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Count Basie and unidentified youth

Photograph of Count Basie posing with an unidentified youth in Kansas City, Missouri.

Count Basie

Half length view of Count Basie.

Chauncey Downs Orchestra at 1940 Linden High School Prom

Fifteen member of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra with conductor to the right. "CD" is printed in the upper right corner of each of the five bandstands in front of the musicians. "Spring Prom Linden High School 5/2/40" is hand written in the lower left of center portion of the photograph.

Chauncey Downs Orchestra

Six members of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra performing with drums, three saxophones, a trumpet and an upright bass. "CD" (Chauncey Downs) is written on the three band stands in front of each seated saxophone player.

Chauncey Downs and His Rinky Dinks

Fifteen members of Chauncey Downs and His Rinkey Dinks are pictured on stage with instruments, circa 1920. Downs is pictured right of center standing in front of the piano. Iola Burton is standing behind and to the right of Downs. Written at the bottom: "The Original Rinkeydinks Swingcerely yours Chauncey L. Downs".