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Souvenir Program for the 14th Anniversary of the Little Harlem Club. Features a map of the club's location, labeled "the Gayest Spot in Buffalo." Also features: portraits of Ann Montgomery and Harold Tyler, club staff members, and performing artists,…

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Souvenir Program for the 4th Anniversary of Montgomery Hotel and Grill, which, like the Little Harlem Club, was part of the Mongtomery chain of hotels and restaurants. Program features: portraits of manager Leroy Smith and his wife, additional hotel…

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Headshot labeled "Earl Hines and His Orchestra." Corner labeled "Maurice Chicago"

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Professional shot. Signed "To [...], from Jimmie Lunceford 9/14/34. To my old Pal, From [...]" September 14, 1934. Edward Wilcox [piano]

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Jimmie Lunceford [James Melvin Lunceford] and his Orchestra. Thirteen piece band. Taken by Standard Photo Service, Phila, PA. [order not yet determined] Front row, left to right: [trumpets] Sy Oliver, Eddie Tompkins, Thomas Stevenson; [piano] Edward…

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Professional performance shot. Seven female dancers (one nude, coming out of a box), one male dancer holding a bulldog. Seven piece band. Front Row: Abdeen Ali, Ravida [possibly]. Middle Row: Six Little Harlem Club dancers; Gladdess (first dancer…

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Group shot. Front row: Tootsie, Horcal, Skeet, Bob, Bill, Linda, Duke. Back row: unlabeled, six male musicians (Jimmie Perkins's band?). Signed "To a very fine cat 'Ole Shuffle swingly yours Skeet of the Maniacs." Three men in the center are the…

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Group performance picture. Marriage scene? Thirteen dancers (four men, nine women).

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Group performance picture. Eight female dancers. Twelve piece band. Two couples in center, and one couple shaking hands (Ann Montgomery?) Lil Armstrong in the top hat, holding a conductor's baton. Stuff Smith's former band. Date must be 1935, just…

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Group performance picture. Six female dancers, two male. Two couples. Seven piece band. Taken by J. N. Erhart, Commercial Photographer. Gladdess (first dancer from the left). Jean Eldridge, woman in black dress. Eugene Adams, pianist; Wendel Arter,…
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