Chauncey Downs' band with Woody Walder (sax) and Ernie Williams at Chauncey Downs Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) in the Downs Building at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Prospect Avenue, ca. 1940. Source: Corrine Walder.
Snapshot of Lester Young with three unidentified women, no date. Source: Elmer Orrie.
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.
Undated, autographed publicity portrait of Phil Baxter and his Texas Tommies from the Music Corporation of America (MCA). Baxter writes, "To my Friend and Pal, Cliff Vocalbury, yours, Phil B."
Group photo of Blue Devils band standing around their instruments at radio station KFJF; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ca. 1928. Pictured from left: Oran "Lips" Page, trumpet; Henry "Buster" Smith, alto sax; Clair Benton, banjo; Walter Page, bass; Emir "Bucket" Coleman, trombone; Jones L.
Harlan Leonard band in recording studio, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.
Circa 1937 photograph of Count Basie (piano) and Herman Walder (saxophone) at Street's Blue Room, part of the Street Hotel at the northeast corner of The Paseo and 18th Street. Source: Herman Walder.
Group photograph of Phil Baxter's El Torreon Orchestra, taken by Anderson Photo Company, Kansas City, Missouri. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Plaza. Source: Cliff Haliburton.
Band at Chauncey Down's Hall includes Herman Walder, Booker Washington, Walter Page, no date. Chauncey Down's Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) was located in the Downs Building at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Prospect Avenue, ca. 1940. Source: Herman Walder.
Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Orchestra with instruments; handwritten notation states "Oklahoma City 1927".
Jay McShann at piano with his orchestra posed around, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.
Herman Walder and Joe Jammer at the Paseo Tap Room at 1416 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. Source: Herman Walder.