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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.

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.

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).

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?].

Neepawa Nighthawks

Photograph shows (Front row, L-R): George Burnett, Al Gallemoie, Al Brooker, Howard Alguire (saxophone section), Emerson Townsend (piano), Arleigh Pulfer (vocals), Vern Lord (bass). (Second row): Albert Newell , Reidmond George, Bruce Pedler, Percy Aikenhead, Harold Thomson (drums).

Imperial Esso Show

Photograph shows (L-R): Roy Barry (m.c.), Morris Lechow (violin), Charlie Murray (vocals), Bill Driver (saxophone), Fred Lambert (ventriloquist), Leo Martin (trumpet), Ted Shaman (drums), Don Wright (pianist and leader), Bonnie Sewry (vocals), Florence Court (tap and ballet dance). Date of photograph is probable, [1937?].

National Park Orchestra

Photograph shows (L-R): Russ Goundry (drums), Unknown (trumpet), Andy Rothwell (saxophone and clarinet), Frank Yarwood (saxophone and clarinet), Herb Lord (bass), Jack Warwick (trumpet), Bill Winters (piano and leader).

National Park Orchestra

Photograph shows unknown (trumpet), Frank Yarwood (saxophone and clarinet), Jack Warnick (trumpet), Andy Rothwell (saxophone and clarinet), Russ Goundry (drums), Horie Russell (saxophone and clarinet), Bill Winters (piano and leader), Herb Lord (bass).

Gene Deagle and His Arcadians

Photograph taken at Grand Beach, Manitoba. Shows Clyde Bateman (trombone and trumpet), Al Doe (drums), Art Strauss (banjo and saxophone), Gene Deagle (piano), Johnny Horner (saxophone).

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