Kansas City Museum / Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

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Snapshot of Lester Young with three unidentified women, no date. Source: Elmer Orrie.

Bus Moten band at the Reno Club with Hot Lips Page at the microphone, no date. Source: Frank Driggs.

Panoramic view of Western University Band at Muehlebach Field in 1925, G. H. Taylor, director. Source: Booker T. Washington.

Circa 1938 photograph of marching band with majorettes in front marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel and a streetcar are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

Group photo of Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Orchestra with instruments; handwritten notation states "Oklahoma City 1927".

Jay McShann with baton, taken by Bert's Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

A 1940's photograph of Kansas City's Negro Municipal Band with Dan Blackburn directing. Source: Kansas City Museum Association.

Portrait of Jerry Wilson Perry, or Jerry Perry (usually called J. W. Perry), president of the Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City. Perry was born in Nodaway County, Missouri in 1870 and became a school principal in Maitland, Missouri and Saint Louis before coming to Kansas City in 1909.

Promotional card for Jay McShann and His Decca Recording Orchestra, no date. The card also promotes "Confessin' the Blues" featuring blues singer Walter Brown. A small portrait of Jay McShann is included in the upper right corner of the card. Source: Gene Ramey.

Portrait of Sam B. Strother, Mayor of Kansas City MO in 1922. Source: Kansas City Museum (George Fuller Green Collection).

Sheet music cover for Kiss Me, My Sweetheart, written and autographed by Phil Baxter. Baxter writes, "For Clifford, Thanks for the many favors tendered me during my vacation. Phil B (St. Joseph Hospital 2-11-30-8:05PM)." Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Bus Moten, "Jump King of the Piano", publicity photo, no date. Source: Charles Goodwin.

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