Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a cowboy band performing at a recreation center in Kansas City, Kansas, part of the Works Progress Administration.
Portrait of Leroy "Buster" Berry with his banjo.
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.
Photograph of an unidentified band onstage at the College Inn on 12th Street.
Photograph of Andy Kirk and the Clouds of Joy with Mary Lou Williams at the piano.
Mid-1920s photograph of the Eblon Theater Orchestra with drummer Samuel "Baby" Lovett (far left) and musical director & ragtime composer James Scott (second from right).
Photograph of the Baby Lovett Orchestra: Samuel "Baby" Lovett, drums; Jimmy Hill, guitar; et al.. Also pictured is their "Feed the Kitty" tip jar.
Photograph of the Baby Lovett Orchestra, likely taken at the Chestnut Inn circa 1940. Pictured are Elbert "Coots" Dye, piano; Ernie Henderson, vocals; Gene Carter, saxophone; Samuel "Baby" Lovett, drums; Jimmy Hill, guitar. Also pictured is their "Feed the Kitty" tip jar.
Photograph by J. E. Miller of Woodie Walder's Swing Unit. Pictured from left: Woodie Walder, reeds; Elbert "Coots" Dye, piano; Bill Terry, vocals; Baby Lovett, drums; Jack Johnson, bass.
Photograph of Bennie Moten's Orchestra on a stage with their instruments. Pictured, bottom row from left: Mack Washington, drums; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Ed Lewis, 1st trumpet; Paul Webster, 2nd trumpet; Leroy "Bus" Berry, banjo; Harlem Leonard, 1st saxophone; Woodie Waldon, 2nd saxophone; Jack Washington, 3rd saxophone.
1932 photograph of Thamon Hayes’ Kansas City Rockets group posed in front of the Fairyland Park stage at the southeast corner of Prospect Avenue and 75th Street. From left: Ed Lewis, Baby Lovett, Jesse Stone, Richard Smith, Herman Walder, Thamon Hayes, Vic Dickenson, Woodie Walder, Harlan Leonard, Booker T. Washington, Vernon Page.
Photograph of Bennie Moten’s Orchestra at Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, 1931.