[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage. The band is playing a variety of instruments on an inclined platform. Behind them rises a metallic statue of an eagle and a curtain bearing sparkly letters. The one clearly visible word on the curtain is "frolic."
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[Jazz Ensemble on Stage]

[Jazz Ensemble on Stage]

Date: 195u
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of (from left to right): Frank Todd on string bass; Gene Hall on clarinet; Paul Guerrero on drums; Art Davis on trumpet; Phil Manning on tenor saxophone; and Bill Harrison holding a trombone.
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Lab Band - 1952-53

Lab Band - 1952-53

Date: April 1, 1953
Creator: North Texas State College. News Service.
Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band. Their director, Gene Hall, stands on the left side of the photo and addresses the young men who are arranged around music stands and playing a variety of instruments. A wide curtain serves as a background. "1953" is handwritten on the bottom of the photograph. Further handwriting appears on the back of the picture notes that this is a photograph of the Lab Band taken on April 1, 1953, and then lists the people as they appear from left to right.
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[Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall on The Talent Scout Show]

[Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall on The Talent Scout Show]

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall sitting together during NBC's "The Talent Scout Show" that have been attached to a sheet of white paper. The first five photos features the two middle aged men in dark suits, with Godfrey sitting to the left of the bespectacled Hall. Curtains are visible behind the two. A desk microphone sits between them. On the second page, below the two photos of Hall and Godfrey, there is a photo composed of four pictures. The the top two feature Godfrey and Hall again, while the bottom two feature George Mosse playing a clarinet (left) and George Mosse, Gene Murray playing a trumpet, and Phil Elliot playing a trombone. These three men are wearing striped black and white shirts.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of men in tuxedos playing a variety of instruments on a stage. Three rows of musicians play brass instruments, with saxophones in the first row, trombones in the second row, and trumpets in the third row. A drum set can be seen on stage to the left. The musicians perform in front of a curtained backdrop that has been festooned with large and sparkling letters, with the word "frolic" visible above their heads. "1952" has been printed on the photograph under the men. There are handwritten notes naming the performers written on the reverse side of the photo.
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[Pat McCracken Playing Jazz Harp]

[Pat McCracken Playing Jazz Harp]

Date: 1953
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band on stage with a young woman named Pat McCracken. McCracken stands to the left side of the photo. She is wearing a light hued dress and is standing in front of a pianist with her hands behind her back. To the right, a tall harp stands in front of a microphone. Further to the right, the elder Gene Hall stands wearing a grey suit and applauding. The rest of the band is seated in the background on a series of three increasingly elevated platforms. They are holding a variety of brass instruments and, in the case of one man at the left end of the topmost row, sitting at a drum set. A handwritten note under the image says "Pat McCracken - Jazz Harp - 1953."
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[Uncut Photographs Featuring Ted Craeger, Chuck Suber, Marshall Brown, and Gene Hall]

[Uncut Photographs Featuring Ted Craeger, Chuck Suber, Marshall Brown, and Gene Hall]

Date: 195u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs depicting multiple scenes that feature Ted Craeger, Chuck Suber, Marshall Brown, and Gene Hall. There photos are arranged in four columns and three rows. The first row is made up of three shots of two women in a dark room. One woman is in the background and largely obscured by darkness. The woman in the foreground has short hair, is wearing a floral print, and is reading a magazine. The second column has Gene Hall standing to the right among other men. The bottom photograph has Hall standing while other men sit at tables in a room with brick walls. The first picture of the third column is of four men standing together in a room. A man wearing glasses and holding a cigarette addresses the other three. The second photo of the third column features the same man talking to two other people in a dark room decorated with small chairs and tall curtains. The third photo is of a man in a white shirt addressing a dark room of boys holding instruments and sitting at desks with sheet music. The fourth column features three similar photos, wherein images are made over a young man's left shoulder as ...
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[Photograph of Dan Alexander Singing Alongside the Laboratory Dance Band]

[Photograph of Dan Alexander Singing Alongside the Laboratory Dance Band]

Date: 1953
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of the 1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. The band of young men are arranged in three raked rows, sitting behind music desks with their instruments. Dan Alexander stands in front of a microphone on the left side of the photo. Behind him sits a man playing a piano. Gene Hall stands to the far right of the photo. A curtain hangs over a wall to the right, while four border curtains loom above the performers.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

Date: 1957
Creator: Smith, W. D.
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band posing on a stage with their instruments. Arranged in three rows, the group primarily composed of dark suited young men sit behind music desks. A bassist and a drummer stand with their instruments in the rear row. A young woman in a black dress stands at a microphone in front of the group. Standing on the right side of the photo is Gene Hall, an older man wearing a dark suit and spectacles. A small sign for the American Red Cross is hanging on the right side of the curtain that hangs behind the band. Rows of auditorium seating can be seen above the curtain.
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Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a curtained stage in front of an audience. The band is arranged across four inclined platforms. Most are sitting behind music desks and are playing a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. A strip of white paper taped to the bottom of the photo has the following typed upon it: "Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest."
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[Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band Performing for an Audience]

[Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band Performing for an Audience]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage. The band is playing a variety of instruments on an inclined platform. Behind them rises a metallic statue of an eagle and a curtain bearing sparkly letters that spell out "jazz frolic." A seated audience takes up much of the foreground.
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[Photograph of Leslie Ryall, Gene Hall, Curly Broyles, Bobby Peters, and Betty Brockwell on Stage]

[Photograph of Leslie Ryall, Gene Hall, Curly Broyles, Bobby Peters, and Betty Brockwell on Stage]

Date: 1950
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of Leslie Ryall, Gene Hall, Curly Broyles, Bobby Peters, an unidentified man, and Betty Brockwell wearing dress clothes and posing in front of a curtain together for a photograph. Handwritten notes on the front and back include the names of those present, as well as state that the picture was taken at a jazz concert in a main auditorium.
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Arthur Godfrey Show - 1957

Arthur Godfrey Show - 1957

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of George Mosse (clarinet), Gene Murray (trumpet), and Phil Elliot (trombone) performing on the Arthur Godfrey Show while wearing striped shirts. The top left and bottom right photos show the three men playing together in front of a piano. The top right photo features Murray alone playing the clarinet. The photo on the bottom left contains four images. The top two images on this split photo show Arthur Godfrey (left) and Gene Hall (right) speaking together at a desk with a small microphone between them. The two photos underneath show two more images of Mosse, Murray, and Elliot performing together.
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[Shirley Murray on Stage at Perrin Field Air Force Base]

[Shirley Murray on Stage at Perrin Field Air Force Base]

Date: April 20, 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Shirley Murray and the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage at Perrin Air Force Base in Texas. She is wearing a floral pattern dress and singing into a microphone while musicians are playing their brass instruments behind her. Gene Hall is conducting the band in the background of the photo to the right. A spade shaped tear mars the photo just left of its center, obscuring part of Murray's dress. A handwritten note at the bottom of the photo says "Shirley Murray - Perrin Field Air Force Base - 4/20/53."
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Dr. M. E. (Gene) Hall directs an early lab band

Dr. M. E. (Gene) Hall directs an early lab band

Date: 195u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Gene Hall standing to the left of three young men. The leftmost seated man is turned fully away from the camera. The second may is seated and playing a saxophone. The third stands to the right while playing a double bass.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

Date: 1956
Creator: Smith, W. D.
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band posing on a stage with their instruments. Arranged in three rows, the group primarily composed of dark suited young men sit behind music desks. A bassist and a drummer stand with their instruments in the rear row. A young woman in a black dress sits in the front row to the left side. Standing on the right side of the photo is Gene Hall, an older man wearing a dark suit and spectacles. A small sign for the American Red Cross is hanging on the right side of the curtain that hangs behind the band. Rows of auditorium seating can be seen above the curtain.
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[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on the Teenage Downbeat Program]

[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on the Teenage Downbeat Program]

Date: 195u
Creator: Pollard, Earnest F.
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on the Teenage Downbeat program. In the far left, a man sits at a piano. To the right, the bespectacled and middle aged Gene Hall stands at a microphone. The next person to the right is a man in dark glasses playing a double bass. To his right is a smiling and bespectacled drummer. The rest of the band members are arranged in three inclined rows of desks and playing a variety of brass instruments. Two large records hang on the wall in the background. The lower record partially covers the other and bears the words "Teenage Downbeat." College pennants hang on either side of the set.
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Lab Band Competing in the A. F. of M. Best Dance Bands in the USA in 1959

Lab Band Competing in the A. F. of M. Best Dance Bands in the USA in 1959

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage that has a background painted with an beach theme. Hall stands to the left looking downward and snapping the fingers of his right hand. A row of saxophonists stand playing their instruments to the right. The second and fourth desk that the band is standing behind are emblazoned with the the name "Danny Burke." Other band members are sitting behind this front row on an inclined platform while playing their various instruments.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing Toward the Camera]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing Toward the Camera]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band playing their instruments while facing upward toward their left sides. Most of dark suited young men are looking directly at the camera lens. Most are sitting in folding chairs behind desks covered in layers of sheet music. Three pianos can be seen arranged in an "L" shape along the top right corner, curved around the platform that the performers are seated upon. The older Gene Hall Stands off to the upper left of the photo, wearing a greyish suit and glasses.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Date: 1948
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of a North Texas State College jazz ensemble performing on a stage. The group of nineteen white men are arranged on the stage in front of a wide curtain. Three raked rows of five men are sitting behind music stands while wielding a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. Behind the furthest and highest row, one man plays a double bass while another sits at a drum set. On the floor to the left, a man sits at a piano and another man stands behind him. Both of these men are turned away from the camera. At the edge of the stage on the right stands three microphones. Two lists of the performers and their instruments have been handwritten onto the bottom and back of the photo.
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[Photograph of Gene Hall Interview with WFAA-TV Channel 8]

[Photograph of Gene Hall Interview with WFAA-TV Channel 8]

Date: 195u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall being interviewed by a younger man while a WFAA-TV Channel 8 camera is focused on them. Hall stands in front of a stool to the left while facing the camera. He is wearing a dark suit and glasses. His hands are folded in front of him. A younger man in a lighter suit faces Hall from the middle of the photo with his arms crossed over his chest. To the lower right stands a boxy film camera with the words "WFAA-TV" and "channel 8" stenciled on its side in white lettering.
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[Frank Todd, Gene Hall, Art Davis, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison Performing Together]

[Frank Todd, Gene Hall, Art Davis, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison Performing Together]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Frank Todd, Gene Hall, Art Davis, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison performing together on stage. Frank Todd stands behind two microphones to the far left. He's wearing black-rimmed glasses and plucking a double bass. Gene Hall stands next to Todd, wearing spectacles and a lighter colored suit while playing a clarinet. Art Davis plays a trumpet while standing in front of an unattended drum set and a piano player. Phil Manning and Bill Harrison stand close to each other on the right side of the photo, will Manning wearing glasses and playing a saxophone while Harrison plays a trombone.
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[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at "Jazz Frolic"]

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at "Jazz Frolic"]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. Three rows of male performers are arranged on stage, with many of the men sitting and playing their brass instruments. Four trombonists stand in the back, and Gene Hall stands while playing saxophone on the lower left. Behind the men stands a metallic eagle statue, as well as a curtain that has been festooned with glittering letters that spell out "Jazz Frolic." In front of them are two microphone stands.
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Guest artists joining in at a class

Guest artists joining in at a class

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall, Claude Lakey, Curly Broyles, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison playing wind instruments around a microphone with other performers in the background.
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