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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.

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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.

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Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Room Orchestra. Back of postcard has written correpondence to the Pla-Mor Ballroom manager (Sam) from Roger Leahy, postmarked from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, December 30, 1929.

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Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo. Musicians include Mary Lou Williams at the piano, John Harrington holding a saxophone, Ben Webster holding a saxophone, Pha Terrell (musical director) holding a conducting baton, John Williams holding a saxophone, Ben Thigpen sitting at a drum set, Harry Lawson holding a trumpet, Ted Brinson holding a guitar, Irving "Mouse" Randolph holding a trumpet, Kirk (leader) sitting next to a tuba, Ted Donnelly holding a trombone, and Earl Thomson holding a trumpet.

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Jay McShann Orchestra posing for a photo in the Century Room, located in Kansas City, Missouri. McShann is sitting at the piano. Other musicians shown include (left to right) an unidentified musician, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, Orville "Piggy" Minor, an unidentified musician, Gus Johnson, and Gene Ramey.

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Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap.

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An autographed photograph of Tex Owens, "The Original Texas Ranger".

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A group photograph of the KMBC Texas Rangers.

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Count Basie shaking hands with Joe Belford at the Roseland Ballroom. Basie is smiling and looking up. Belford is wearing a pinstripe suit and patterned tie.

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Mary Lou Williams and Andy Kirk looking over an arrangement of "Moten Swing" for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dave Dexter. Williams is playing the piano and Kirk is standing next to her, holding music in one hand and a drink in the other hand while looking down.

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Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

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Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter standing around a radio (or possibly a phonograph) looking down at a record in Dexter's hand at Basie's birthday celebration.

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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.