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Photograph of the staff of the College Inn on 12th Street.

Photograph of an unidentified band onstage at the College Inn on 12th Street.

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

Photograph of William H. Spivey (left) and VeEssa Spivey (right), owners of Black Hawk Barbecue. They are posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey posing with two other women and a car that has been decorated for a parade and with an advertisement for Black Hawk Barbecue.

Photograph of men, identified as William H. Spivey (left) and J. Jones (right), posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey posing in front of her restaurant, Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

Photograph of people dining on the patio behind Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

Photograph of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant, as well as the Lydia Market and Lydia Plaza buildings in the background. This vantage point faces northwest from the southwest corner of The Paseo and 14th Street.

Exterior photograph of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant advertising meals and delivery. This vantage point faces northwest near the south sidewalk of 14th Street between Lydia Avenue and The Paseo.

Exterior closeup of the Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant window, displaying its name, address, and that they serve steaks, chili, chops, and sandwiches.

Photograph of the staff of Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet, posed in front of the restaurant.

Photograph of L. D. Livingston of the Kansas City Monarchs. The photo appears to be autographed "To Vessa From a Friend, L. D. Livingston." Vessa is likely VeEssa Spivey of Black Hawk Barbecue.

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey, owner of Black Hawk Barbecue, posing with her restaurant delivery scooter.

Photograph of an outside dining area behind Black Hawk Barbecue restaurant.

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.

Full-length portrait photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright Sr. (1907-1973) in a tuxedo. Wright played in Bennie Moten's band starting in 1923 before relocating to New York City in 1927.

Panoramic photograph of the Paseo Y.M.C.A. men's bible study class.

Date: 
May 10th 1931

Architectural image of the interior of the Pla-Mor Ballroom created by Charles A. Smith of Kansas City, Missouri.

Photograph of Andy Kirk (left) performing with Dick Wilson (tenor saxophone) and Ben Thigpen (drums).

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.