Bus Moten, "Jump King of the Piano", publicity photo, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.
Kansas City Museum / Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
Pla Mor pool without swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.
Portrait of Albert I. Beach, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1924-1930. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).
Studio portrait of Robert A. Long, taken in the Salon of Corinthian Hall, ca. 1915. Corinthian Hall is located on Gladstone Boulevard between Walrond Avenue and Indiana Avenue. Long was the founder of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.
Business card of Professor Adolph von Blitzen's “Little German Band,” no date. The card describes the band as "Radio Artists - Old Time Music." The back of the card reads, "Wanted -- A girl with good reputation who can cook frog legs and who can stand a little future fun at parties and frolicking without getting sick.
L. P. Cookingham, City Manager for Kansas City, Missouri, at his desk in City Hall, ca. 1945. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).
Exterior of Nifty and Dandy Club at the northeast corner of 14th Street and Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the intersection of 14th and Highland. Source: Frank Driggs.
Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Artists taken at Fairyland Park by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri; band is seated with instruments, ca. 1930. Source: Herman Walder.
Studio portrait of George E. Kessler. Kessler was instrumental in developing Kansas City's unique park and boulevard system.
Kansas City’s Black Elks band group photo taken in St. Louis, MO, 1928. Written on the bass drum to the left, "Midwest Lodge, No. 238, I.B.P.O.E. of W. [Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World] Band, Kansas City, MO.". Source: Lawrence Denton.
Publicity photo of the Boogie Woogie Boys: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lewis, and Joe Turner, ca. 1938. Source: Claude Williams.
Portrait of William E. Kemp, Mayor of Kansas City MO from 1946-1954. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).