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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.

Jam session at St. Mary's Church at the northwest corner of Ann Avenue and North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, no date. Source: John Randazzo.

WPA orchestra rehearsing at Union Hall, William Shaw, director, June 29, 1936. This photograph was taken at the Mutual Musician's Union Local #627 building at 1823 Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
June 29th 1936

Exterior of Uptown Theatre and marquee at night, taken by Cresswell's, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southwest from the intersection of 37th Street and Broadway Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. The marquee features a stage and screen show on Saturday, December 10, 1932 including the 1932 film Sherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook. It also includes a performance of Clarence Rand and Olympic decathlon champion James "Jarring Jim" Bausch singing with Carleton Coon, Jr. and his Orchestra. Source: John Coon.

Date: 
1932

Circa 1940 photograph of dancers at Municipal Auditorium, located on 13th Street between Wyandotte Street and Central Street. Source: John Randazzo

Date: 
1940

Program cover, "Roosevelt Progressive Democrats present 'Happy Days' Dance and Floor Show," Pla Mor Ballroom, Wednesday Evening, March 14, 1934. The program continues, stating, "The Roosevelt Progressive Democrats cordially welcome you to its "Happy Days" Dance, which is one of a series of Rallies, the Purpose of which is to solidify Democracy, locally, in the State and Nationally, behind the aggressive leadership of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt." Source: Kansas City Museum.

Date: 
1934

Pla Mor interior, set for a banquet, taken by Cresswell's Photo Studio, Kansas City, MO, no date. The Pla-Mor Ballroom was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

High contrast photograph of the Pla Mor dining and dancing area in use, no date. The Pla-Mor Ballroom was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Pla Mor pool with swimmers, taken by Cresswell's Phot 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.

Date: 
1939

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.

Date: 
1939

Pla Mor artificial beach, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Date: 
1939

Dancers at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, taken by Tynen & Murphy Photographers, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1939. The Pla-Mor was located at 3142 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Art McClure/Jennie Belle Peters.

Date: 
1939

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.

Date: 
1930

Bennie Moten's Victor Recording Artists posed around piano taken by Bert Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926

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

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments on bandstand, likely to be Paseo Hall, 15th Street and Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1925. Pictured from left: Willie McWashington, drums; LaForest Dent, banjo; Vernon Page, brass bass; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Lammar Wright, cornet; Bennie Moten, piano; Harlan Leonard, alto saxophone; Woody Walder, tenor saxophone. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1924

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments, taken by Bert Photo Studio, ca. 1926. Pictured from left: Thamon Hayes, trombone, Lammar Wright, cornet; Willie McWashington, drums; Leroy "Buster" Berry, banjo; Bennie Moten, piano; Harlan Leonard, reeds; Vernon Page, brass bass; Woody Walder, reeds; LaForest Dent, reeds. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1926

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, posed with instruments, ca. 1926. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

Date: 
1926

Bennie Moten's Radio Orchestra, posed with instruments, ca. 1923. Pictured are Willie Hall (drums), Lammar Wright (trumpet), Bennie Moten (piano), Thamon Hayes (trombone), Woodie Walder (clarinet). Source: Duncan Scheidt.

Date: 
1923

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

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