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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".

Date: 
1920

The Tower Orchestra at Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Date: 
April 13th 1935

The Tower Adorables, a dance troupe who performed at the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Date: 
April 1935

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra at a baby grand piano, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed with their instruments, ca. 1926. Pictured: Bob Garner, clarinet; Thurston "Sox" Moppins, trombone; George E. Lee, baritone saxophone & vocals; Chester Clark, trumpet; Julia Lee (George's sister), piano & vocals; et al.. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926

Portrait of Phil Baxter taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1927-28. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Date: 
1927

Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Ernie Williams, George Hudson, Lester Young, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Date: 
1932

Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Theo Ross, Lester Young, and Buster Smith, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Date: 
1932

Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Artists posed around piano taken by Bert Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926

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

Group photo of four of the members of the Blue Devils band standing posed. Photograph taken by Bert Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Photograph of the street view of College Inn on 12th Street. The marquee is advertising Harlan Leonard's Orchestra.

Photograph of the Bennie Moten Orchestra with Bennie Moten, piano; Lammar Wright, trumpet; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Woodie Walder, clarinet; George Tall, banjo; Willie Hall, drums; and Mary H. Bradford and Ada Brown, singers.

Photograph of Dolores Goddard posed in dancing attire.

Clippping with caption stating, "Dr. D. M. Nigro, commissioner of communicable diseases and child hygiene, today was appointed to the chairmanship of Italian activities in Missouri by the Democratic national committee in behalf of Governor Al Smith's candidacy for the presidency."

Date: 
1928

Circa 1920 photograph of Joe Sanders on the left and Carleton Coon on the right.

Circa 1925 photograph with full view of the second Saint Francis Seraph Catholic Church, located at the northeast corner of Martin Avenue and Wyman Avenue (currently Agnes Avenue) in the East Bottoms. The church was constructed in 1924 in a Lombardy Romanesque style.

Circa 1925 photograph of Saint Monica's Church and school, located at northeast corner of 17th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast from the southwest corner of 17th and Lydia.

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