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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.

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments, taken by Bert Photo Studio, ca. 1926. Pictured from left: Thamon Hayes, trombone, Lammar Wright, cornet; Willie McWashington, drums; Leroy "Buster" Berry, banjo; Bennie Moten, piano; Harlan Leonard, reeds; Vernon Page, brass bass; Woody Walder, reeds; LaForest Dent, reeds. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926
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