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Texas Tommies in posed shot on stage at Submarine Ballroom, May 15, 1936. Phil Baxter shown standing third from right. The Submarine Ballroom was located in the Bright Building at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Prospect Avenue. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

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

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Snapshot on stage of Count Basie at piano, Lester Young at mic, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

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13 piece swing orchestra, part of WPA Federal Music Project playing at the Kansas City Boy's Orphan Home, Sept. 16, 1938. The Kansas City Boy's Orphan Home was once located at the northwestern corner of 43rd Street, Westport Avenue (now Westport Road), and Belleview Avenue. Source: Lawrence Denton.

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Harlan Leonard band in recording studio, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

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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.

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Photograph of Jimmy Keith posed with his tenor saxophone and his band in silhouette behind him. This Christie studio photograph was likely taken in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

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Reproduction of a photograph of saxophonist Earl Malcolm "Jock" Caruthers, Sr. (1910-1971). Caruthers played extensively in St. Louis and Kansas City throughout his life.

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