Crown Drugstore lunch counter menu from the 1930s listing drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, and other items.
American Jazz Museum
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 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.
Architectural image of the interior of the Pla-Mor Ballroom created by Charles A. Smith of Kansas City, Missouri.
Pro Forma Decree of Incproration of the Negro Musicians Association from the Missouri Secretary of State.
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.
Handbill advertising Harrison Blackburn and His Happy Entertainers, appearing with the Lawrence Denton Orchestra, at Little Casino "just a half block west of Main on Second Street."
Rooftop view looking east along 10th from Coates House Hotel.
Group pose identified on the drum as Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Kansas City Missouri. Includes Joe Sanders at the piano and Carleton Coon by smaller drum. Other members not identified. Believed to be early group, although probably not the first.