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  • Collection: Ann Montgomery's Little Harlem

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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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Professional shot. Signed "Here's to you and from you and back to you again when you look at this mug remember I'm your friend." March 6, 1939. Taken by P. Slaughter

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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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Unlabeled professional shot of female dancer. Taken by J. N. Erhart.

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

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Professional shot. Signed "To 'Schuffle' [sic] my favorite comedian. May you continue stopping 'shows.' Where ever you 'got' and as long as you 'go.' Luck and success always" June 7, 1939.

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Headshot labeled "Mrs Louie Armstrong and Her Kings of Rhythm." Signed "To George Mel-o-dy. Best wishes Lillian Armstrong April 8, 1935" [to the bartender?].

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Group picture of wait staff. Labeled "'Cookie' and His Little Harlem Club Crew: Of Service and Beauty." Eleven women, one man. Taken by J. N. Erhart, Commercial Photographer. In the 14th Anniversary Program, labeled: Vietta, Bessie White, Gwendolyn…

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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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