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Bus Totten Orchestra in Clear Lake, Manitoba

Photograph shows Bus Totten (trumpet and violin), Russ Goundry (drums, marimba, vocals), Andy Rothwell (saxophone and clarinet), Harry Hubman (saxophone, clarinet, violin), John Dart (bass), Bert Mitchell (saxophone, clarinet, violin), Merv Coulter (trumpet, vocals), Jack Bristowe (piano). Date of photograph is probable, [1935?].

Frank Wright's Country Club Orchestra at Grand Beach

Photograph shows (L-R): Cam Christie (saxophone), Gil Hanson (saxophone), 'Buck' Dalman (trumpet), Clair Kennedy (trombone), Alfie Chapman (trumpet), Percy 'Dib' Burdett (piano), Dave Davies (vocals), Emil Thordarson (saxophone), Al Doe (drums), Sid Doe (bass).

Louis Armstrong's Band at Rancho Don Carlos

Autographed photo of Louis Armstrong's band at Rancho Don Carlos. Photograph shows (L-R): Barney Bigard, George Reznick, Larry Schwartz, Trummy Young, Johnny Bering, Carl Riller, Kenny John, Arvel Shaw. (Seated, L-R): Charlie Mazzone, Louis Armstrong. Date of photograph is uncertain, taken in late 1940s.

Promotional autograph card for the Cave Supper Club

A promotional card for the Cave Supper Club, located at the corner of Donald Street and Ellice Avenue. The inside has a dedicated space to collect autographs and has a photo of the The Cave Orchestra affixed (taken by Gibsons Photographers). The names of the band members are hand-written in the autograph section, from left to right: unknown on piano; Maxine Ware on vocals; "BB?" on drums; Stan Hykaway on bass; Ed Peterson on trombone; Joe Paley on saxophone; Lloyd Somers and Johnny Bering on trumpet; and unknown and Gil Hanson on saxophone. November 13, 1944 is written in the date section.

Parks and Recreation Photograph collection

  • c00008
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1890]-[ca. 2000]

Collection consists of circa 7000 images (photographs, slides/negatives and Polaroids) that capture views of major parks, local playgrounds, golf courses, community club grounds and recreational activities over the whole of the City.

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