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Louis Armstrong

Artist:
Woodward's Studio, c. 1920 - 1930  Search this
Sitter:
Louis Armstrong, 4 Aug 1901 - 6 Jul 1971  Search this
Medium:
Halftone on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25.5 x 20 cm (10 1/16 x 7 7/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1928
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Male  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2009.54
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40506ad45-b513-4a34-a642-f03fb33ff4a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2009.54

John Philip Sousa

Artist:
Brown Brothers Studio, active c. 1900s - 1940s  Search this
Sitter:
John Philip Sousa, 6 Nov 1854 - 6 Mar 1932  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 12 x 16.3cm (4 3/4 x 6 7/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Conductor's baton  Search this
John Philip Sousa: Male  Search this
John Philip Sousa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
John Philip Sousa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Violinist  Search this
John Philip Sousa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
John Philip Sousa: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2001.45
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b6509b7a-6809-415e-94a0-a2570dcd7bca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2001.45

Joseph Bruhl Territory Band Collection

Creator:
Bruhl, Joseph R., 1909-  Search this
Extent:
1.33 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Posters
Photographs
Menus
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1925-1938
Summary:
The collection primarily consists of photographs and a scrapbook documenting Joseph Bruhl's experiences playing with territory bands from the early 1920s through the late 1930s. There are also some materials that relate to his personal life.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection is organized into two series. Series One contains personal papers, and Series Two contains scrapbooks. Bruhl's personal papers consist of official documents, such as his high school diploma, United States Armed Services discharge notice, a notarized certification of birth, and the Bruhls' death certificates. Other personal papers include his correspondence, his writings, publicity materials promoting him, and photographs of Bruhl pictured in various stages of his long career. The scrapbook series includes two scrapbooks, one featuring Bruhl's wedding and honeymoon, and the second, larger book documenting Bruhl's travels as a territory band musician.

Bruhl's wedding scrapbook contains records of his 1929 marriage to Vera Bruhl, née Halsted. The scrapbook also includes photographs, postcards and brochures from their honeymoon, as well as several letters and telegrams of congratulation from the Bruhls' family and friends.

Bruhl's territory band scrapbook contains numerous photographs dating to the 1920s and 1930s, including many captioned snapshots of small-town main streets, roadways and local attractions as well as of the musicians and their friends. Accompanying these photographs in the scrapbook are performance billings and posters, letters of recommendation, newspaper clippings, women's dance cards, association and labor union cards, business cards, menus, and radio broadcast schedules. Items appear in the scrapbook roughly chronologically and were grouped and annotated by Bruhl, reflecting his membership in a series of territory bands.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1922-1980, undated

Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1925-1938, undated
Biographical/Historical note:
Joseph Robert Bruhl (December 7, 1909-October 11, 1980) was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and attended Mitchell High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. From the time of his first engagement to play piano at local radio station WMAH at the age of twelve, Joseph Bruhl immersed himself in music. Bruhl played in local bands, and after two years in college decided to become a professional musician. Proficient with the banjo, guitar, and piano, Bruhl traveled from the mid-1920s until the late-1930s with what were then popularly known as "territory bands." Such bands journeyed to various locales within a fixed geographic range to play for local events. Bruhl's early engagements spanned Nebraska, Wyoming, and the Dakotas, where he accompanied a series of traveling orchestras to play in ballrooms, theaters, and at other local celebrations. Such travels required long trips over unpaved roads and necessitated the acquisition of transfer passes from the Lincoln chapter of the American Federation of Musicians (Local # 463), of which Bruhl was a member. From the beginning of his career as a full-time musician, Bruhl avidly collected and preserved performance billings and other memorabilia from his travels.

From 1927 on, Bruhl's performances reached listeners across the West and Midwest on several early radio stations, including WNAX, WOW, KGHL, KFAB, and KFSO. In 1929, Bruhl married Vera Halsted, while he continued to build his career as a musician traveling with various bands. Stints playing with orchestras led by Russ Henegar and Milt Askew in the late 1920s and early 1930s preceded Bruhl's 1934 move to the San Francisco Bay area. From there he assumed his most prominent role as the piano player in Joaquin Grill's Orchestra (1935-1939). With Grill and company, Bruhl traveled even more widely, reaching as far as Lake Tahoe and several southwestern states in 1937 and 1938.

Drafted during World War II, Bruhl became the leader of an Army band unit. After the war, he returned to broadcast radio. Bruhl eventually settled in San Leandro, California, where he opened and operated a successful Fender franchise guitar school and music store in the 1950s and 1960s.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera NMAH.AC.0253

Helen May Butler Collection NMAH.AC.0261

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection NMAH.AC.1218

Virgil Whyte's "All-Girl" Band CollectionNMAH.AC.0503

Henry S. Bukowski Big Band Collection NMAH.AC.0678

Jazz and Big Band Collection NMAH.AC.1388
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2004 by Joseph Bruhl's nephew George M. Bruhl.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1930-1940  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1920-1930  Search this
Military discharge -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Posters -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Menus
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Citation:
Joseph Bruhl Territory Band Collection, 1925-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of George M. Bruhl.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0869
See more items in:
Joseph Bruhl Territory Band Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0869
Online Media:

Jesse Stone and His Blue Serenaders [card]

Advertiser:
Stone, Jesse  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bruhl, Joseph R., 1909-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Black ink on blue paper., approx. 4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Advertising cards
Place:
Iowa
Sioux City (Iowa)
Kansas City (Mo.) -- 1910-1960
Scope and Contents:
Card contains a reproduction of a photograph of the band and text: "This Is the Band / that is / Going to Set Sioux / City on Fire / at the / Roof Garden ... In a Battle of Music with Tracy / Brown's Oklahomoans." The band's permanent address is given as 115 West 5th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
Local Numbers:
AC0869-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Concerts  Search this
Musicians -- 1900-1950  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Reproductions
Advertising cards
Collection Citation:
Joseph Bruhl Territory Band Collection, 1925-1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of George M. Bruhl.
See more items in:
Joseph Bruhl Territory Band Collection
Joseph Bruhl Territory Band Collection / Series 2: Scrapbooks / Territory Band, pages 1-24, early career
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0869-ref527

Boston, Mass.: 2,200 school children played "America" at climax of New England School Band and Orchestra festival. Photo shows parade of the youngsters on Boston Common. 5/24/26. 1916 photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Boston (Mass.) -- 1920-1930
Massachusetts
Date:
1926
Local Numbers:
RSN 18389
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.70 [227A].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
A-204
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bands (Music) -- 1920-1930 -- Massachusetts  Search this
Buildings -- Massachusetts  Search this
Military -- Massachusetts  Search this
Parades -- Massachusetts  Search this
Training -- Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18289-18412
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref14815

[Children.] No. 1257 : photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Margaret Fuller Settlement House  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/2" x 3-3/4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Cambridge (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Date:
1926
Local Numbers:
RSN 18880
General:
Company catalog card included.
Videodisc image detail poor. U&U caption in file box.
Currently stored in box 3.1.73 [220B].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
A-204
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bands (Music) -- Massachusetts  Search this
Children -- Massachusetts  Search this
Musical instruments -- Massachusetts  Search this
Toys -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass.
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18868-18986
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15297

[Young musicians.] 1258 photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Margaret Fuller Settlement House  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Cambridge (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Date:
1926
Local Numbers:
RSN 18884
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.73 [220B].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
A-204
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bands (Music) -- Massachusetts  Search this
Children -- Massachusetts  Search this
Musical instruments -- Massachusetts  Search this
Toys -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass.
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18868-18986
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15301

[West Point cadets and band marching outdoors. Caption 10013A-1 : photonegative,]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
United States Military Academy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York
West Point (New York)
Date:
1929
Local Numbers:
RSN 19002
General:
Company catalog card included.
U&U caption in file box.
Currently stored in box 3.1.73 [220B].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bands (Music) -- New York  Search this
International education -- New York  Search this
Military -- New York  Search this
Parades -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass.
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18987-19120
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15418

[West Point cadets and band marching outside. 10014A-1 : photonegative,]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
United States Military Academy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York
West Point (New York)
Date:
1929
Local Numbers:
RSN 19004
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.73 [220B].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bands (Music) -- New York  Search this
Academies -- New York  Search this
International education -- New York  Search this
Military -- New York  Search this
Parades -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass.
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18987-19120
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15420

Dock Boggs [sound recording] : his twelve original recordings / co-produced by Mike Seeger and Barry O'Connell

Performer:
Boggs, Dock 1898-1971  Search this
Mahaffey, Hub  Search this
Arthur, Emry 1900-1966  Search this
Producer:
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Appalachian Region
United States
Date:
1983
1920-1930
Topic:
String band music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
FLP 36419
Folkways RBF 654
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231487

Brother, can you spare a dime? : American song during the Great Depression. [sound recording]

Performer:
Miller, Glenn 1904-1944  Search this
Crosby, Bing 1904-1977  Search this
Hayton, Lennie 1908-1971  Search this
Janis, Deane  Search this
Vallée, Rudy 1901-1986  Search this
Baker, Kenny 1926-2011  Search this
Temple, Shirley 1928-  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
Powell, Dick 1904-1963  Search this
Macon, Uncle Dave 1870-1952  Search this
Cox, Bill 1897-1968  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Autry, Gene 1907-1998  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra  Search this
Delmore Brothers  Search this
Evening Breezes Sextet  Search this
Almanac Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Mississippi
Tennessee
Alabama
Oklahoma
Date:
1977
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Big Band  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Country music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-1468
New World 270
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_315283

Black and tan fantasy : fox-trot / by Bub Miley & Duke Ellington ; arranged by Eddie Powell

Author:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Miley, Bubber 1903-1932  Search this
Powell, Eddie  Search this
Physical description:
11 parts ; 27 cm
Type:
Parts
Silhouettes
Art Deco
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Date:
1927
©1927
1921-1930
1920-1930
Topic:
Foxtrots  Search this
Big band music, Arranged  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Big bands  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1366.E44 B53 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1071631

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