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Willis Conover at the microphone

Description: Photograph of Willis Conover at a microphone at radio station WWDC, Washington, D.C., holding a cigarette in one hand, and the May 1949 issue of Metronome magazine in the other. Fran Warren is on the cover of the magazine.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph: Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis]

Description: Photograph of Arturo Toscanini and Don Gillis. Toscanini is on the left in a dark suit, with his hands behind his back. Gillis is on the right in a lighter-colored suit and necktire, leaning on his right elbow.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph

[Stan Kenton and unknown]

Description: Stan Kenton shaking hands with an unknown man, who is sitting in the driver's seat of a dark-colored convertible. There is a street in the background lined with buildings and cars.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing with a Harpist]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage with a woman named Pat McCracken playing a harp. McCracken occupies the lower center portion of the photo. She is wearing a light hued dress and is sitting down behind a microphone. Her hands are mid-glide over the harp's strings. To her left, one of the many tuxedo-clad men plays a double bass. To the left of this man, another man sits with his back to the camera and plays a piano. The rest of the band is seated 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, playing at a drum set.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing Toward the Camera]

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.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Jimmy Giuffre Performing with Band]

Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on stage with Jimmy Giuffre. In the top photo, Giuffre plays a clarinet on the far left of the photo. Gene Hall holds sheet music and stands to the right with his back to Giuffre. The band is sitting behind these two men and playing various instruments. Handwritten text beneath the photos says "Jimmy Giuffra [sic] - Guest Soloist - 1956."
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Buddy DeFranco Performing with the Laboratory Dance Band]

Description: Photograph of Buddy DeFranco performing with the Laboratory Dance Band. He is wearing a dark suit and black rimmed glasses. DeFranco is playing a clarinet from behind a music stand with a microphone to the right. Behind him, seated band members sit behind desks while playing a variety of brass instruments.
Date: 1959
Creator: Porter, Bob
Item Type: Photograph