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.
American Jazz Museum
Undated photograph of the exterior of The Call newspaper's office on 18th Street, including the surrounding streetscape.
Cityscape photograph of 18th Street from atop the Kansas City Call Building, looking northwest with downtown Kansas City in the background. The intersection of 18th Street and Highland Avenue is pictured to the left.
Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.
Program for a "Battle of the Champions" Walkathon Speed Derby at the Pla-More Amusement Center, produced by Sam Fox. King Brady, Hal Brown, Art Wolfe, and Marvin Hobaugh served as MCs. The program includes competitors, advertisements, rules and regulations for the competition, and pictures of other Pla-Mor events.
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.
Photograph of Chester A. Franklin standing by the door of the Kansas City Call Building. The vantage point faces west on the south side of 18th Street with Lucille's Tavern in the background.
Photograph of the staff of the College Inn on 12th Street.
Document noting the terms and price for the sale of 1823 Highland Avenue, described as a "4 apartment flat," which was to become the headquarters of Musician's Protective Union No. 627. The building was sold for $4,750.
Cocktail menu and listing of packaged liquors available for sale at The Pink Elephant, "Kansas City's Most Beautiful Cocktail Room," located at the Hotel Stats on 12th Street. The cover notes that for patron protection, "every bottle of liquor in this hotel is registered and carries a permanent number."
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.
Invitation to a Kansas City Playboys Social Club event, including a listing of officers and members of the Club, and instructing people to "Get hip to the jive with the Playboys of K.C."