Kansas City Museum / Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

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Photographs

A 1940's photograph of Kansas City's Negro Municipal Band with Dan Blackburn directing. Source: Kansas City Museum Association.

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Advertisements

Promotional card for Jay McShann and His Decca Recording Orchestra, no date. The card also promotes "Confessin' the Blues" featuring blues singer Walter Brown. A small portrait of Jay McShann is included in the upper right corner of the card. Source: Gene Ramey.

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Photographs

Snapshot of Lester Young with three unidentified women, no date. Source: Elmer Orrie.

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Photographs

Panoramic view of Western University Band at Muehlebach Field in 1925, G. H. Taylor, director. Source: Booker T. Washington.

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Photographs

Circa 1938 photograph of marching band with majorettes in front marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel and a streetcar are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

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Photographs

Jay McShann with baton, taken by Bert's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

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Photographs

Portrait of Jerry Wilson Perry, or Jerry Perry (usually called J. W. Perry), president of the Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City. Perry was born in Nodaway County, Missouri in 1870 and became a school principal in Maitland, Missouri and Saint Louis before coming to Kansas City in 1909. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm
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Photographs

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) from just south of 10th Street. W. W. Kimball Pianos is pictured to the left at 1009 Grand Avenue.

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Photographs

Bus Moten band at the Reno Club with Hot Lips Page at the microphone, no date. Source: Frank Driggs.

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Clippings

Advertising artwork for El Torreon opening, Dec. 15, 1927. The advertisement reads, "Dance Premier Opening Tonight! With the Original Coon Sanders Victor Recording Orchestra also Phil Baxter Directing El Torreon Orchestra. Ladies-50¢, Gentlemen-75¢. Doors Open 8pm." The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

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Photographs

Robert A. Long and Admiral David Richard Beatty riding in procession car to Liberty Memorial, 1921.

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Ephemera

Menu cover, ca. 1934, of speakeasy/nightclub Dante's Inferno, once located at 1104 Independence Avenue. Dante, nude women, and snakes are depicted as part of the nightclub's logo. Source: Ida Minturn.

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