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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Band at Crispus Attucks Post

Band at Crispus Attucks Post


The five member band, formally dressed, and consisting of trombone, Bert Benson; drums, Bennie Keys; piano, unidentified; trumpet, Blue Belger (Emanuel Lemial); and saxophone, Gene Seals, appear on the stage at the Crispus Attucks Post of the American Legion. The name of the group appears on the drum. A microphone is placed near the front of the stage.


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TitleBand at Crispus Attucks Post

It's possible this photo shows some of the members of the WPA Grand Rapids African American Band. The Crispus Attucks Post of the American Legion was located at 245 Commerce SW, Grand Rapids MI.

CollectionColl. 125, Neg # c038112a, History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI


InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch
Locationlocation on map

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