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

Group photo of four of the members of the Blue Devils band standing posed. Photograph taken by Bert Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy publicity photo featuring Kirk and two other members of band, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Date: 
1932

Andy Kirk publicity photo, autographed, no date. Kirk writes, "To My Good Friend Jimmy Jewell, Best of good wishes 'always, Andy Krik". Publicity photo for the Associated Booking Corporation, Joe Glaser, President. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Size 38 iridescent green wool men's jacket created by the Kansas City Custom Garment Company in the 1940's. Included is a patterned tie fashionable during the period.

Calf-length black dress with floral embroidery detail and fabric waist belt created by Nelly Don Inc. in the 1940's.

Banner for the Coat and Suit Workers Local 270 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, as seen on display at the entrance to the Kansas City Garment District Museum.

Date: 
1934

Two-piece dress and petticoat created in the 1940's by the Gernes Garment Company for the Gay Gibson brand. The dress features a pink and green floral pattern on a black background with buttoned down top. The attached petticoat underneath features a solid salmon pink color with a single-layer ruffle at the bottom.

Navy blue police buttoned-down uniform worn by a captain of the Metropolitan Police Department of Kansas City, Missouri. The outfit features a captain's police cap with black detail, collar letters "K.C.P.D.", three black stripes at the wrists, emblem buttons, and pleated pants with pastel blue stripes at the side.

Date: 
1925

Late 1930's pastel teal, short-sleeve, shirt-waist dress created by Nelly Don Inc. The garment features rhinestone buttoned top and matching belt worn at the natural waist.

Circa 1926 beige flapper dress with beaded floral detail sold by Rubins, Kansas City, Missouri.

Circa 1935 black, three-piece beach pajama with multicolor floral pattern created by Nelly Don Inc. This outdoor loungewear features yoked, high-waist, wide-legged trousers, sleeveless blouse, and accompanying waisted, bell-sleeved coverup.

Photograph of the First Annual Picnic of the Stern Slegman Prins Company, a garment manufacturer in Kansas City, Missouri. Segregation is shown as black workers are pictured separately from white workers. This vantage point faces west towards the entrance to 1000 Broadway.

Date: 
July 27th 1931

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