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Circa 1938 photograph of a men marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel, Country Club Beer, Elnora's Cafe, and Crown Drug Co. are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

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

Date: 
1925

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.

Date: 
1938

Cover to Electric Park Rag, a rag time two step by Jean Ledies and arranged by Rocco Venuto. Featured by Lenge's Military Band and published by Lenge & Venuto, 1320 South Paseo Place, Kansas City, Missouri. Two photos of Electric Park and a portrait of Lenge are shown. Source: Inst. Studies in American Music/UMKC.

Date: 
1912

1926 photograph of the Lincoln Theatre stage and orchestra in pit. The Lincoln Theatre was once located at the northwest corner of 18th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Date: 
1926

1927 photograph of the Lincoln Theatre exterior, with staff posed in front. Advertisements for "The Strange Case of Captain Ramper" are displayed on the front of the theatre. The Lincoln Theatre was once located at the northwest corner of 18th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Date: 
1927

Composite of staff (heads only) of Lincoln Theatre, with building in background, 1926. The Lincoln Theatre was once located at the northwest corner of 18th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Date: 
1926

Membership card for WDAF/The Kansas City Star’s Nighthawks. The card reads: "WDAF, The Kansas City Star's Nighthawks, "The Enemies of Sleep". This is to certify that Steve is a member of the Kansas City Star's Nighthawks and has been granted an official charter from WDAF." Source: John Coon.

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra posed in costume as hayseeds, taken by Anderson Photo Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

An advertisement by Music Corporation of America (MCA) for Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra showing the ensemble seated and playing. Source: John Coon.

Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra posed with mule and cart. Source: John Coon.

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Portrait of Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra at a baby grand piano, taken by Bert Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra posed in costume as hayseeds, taken by Anderson Photo Studio, K.C.. Source: John Coon.

T. H. Holder’s orchestra posed with instruments; Claude Williams on left end. Source: Claude Williams.

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed playing instruments, ca. 1926. Pictured from left are an unidentified trombonist; Bob Garner, clarinet; Thurston "Sox" Moppins, trombone; George E. Lee, baritone saxophone & vocals; Chester Clark, trumpet; Julia Lee (George's sister), piano & vocals; and an unidentified drummer. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926

Headshot portrait of George E. Lee, leader of the George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra, in a tuxedo, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed with their instruments, ca. 1926. Pictured: Bob Garner, clarinet; Thurston "Sox" Moppins, trombone; George E. Lee, baritone saxophone & vocals; Chester Clark, trumpet; Julia Lee (George's sister), piano & vocals; et al.. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926

Texas Tommies in posed shot in mock saloon at Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1926. Phil Baxter shown center behind the bar. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Date: 
1926

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