Alice and Vic Damon, Sondra and Jon Steele, Lou and Betty (Peterson) Blasco, seated with Cash Box awards
Alice and Vic Damon (recording engineer), Sondra and Jon Steele (performers), Lou and Betty (Peterson) Blasco (publisher and lyricist), sitting around a table (left to right) with their Cash Box awards for the song "My Happiness.", 1948
Audio equipment in PA room at Municipal Auditorium
PA room at Municipal Auditorium, depicting work desk, equipment racks, and record cutting lathes., 1939, Text on back: "PA Room - Municipal Auditorium @ 1939 / Ed Roche sound engineer", Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Damon and unidentified man driving "Sound Bug" in Kansas City parade
Vic Damon (right) and unidentified man driving the "Sound Bug," a novelty car with sound system advertising Damon Recording Studios; street scene appears to be a parade, heading south from 11th Street on Grand Avenue, Kansas City., No date; likely between 1941 and 1956, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fine broadcasting studios available for your recordings
Recording/broadcasting studio with piano and microphone at Damon Transcribing Facilities., No date; likely between 1941 and 1956, Photo caption: "Fine Broadcasting Studios Available For Your Recordings"; text on back: "Damon Trans Lab / 2200 Fidelity Bldg.", Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
New Bennie Moten Orchestra outside the Mutual Musicians Foundation
The New Bennie Moten Orchestra, outside the Mutual Musicians Foundation, 1823 Highland, Kansas City., No date; likely in the 1990s, Some band members are identified on back of photo., Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Record cutting lathe at Municipal Auditorium
Close-up of record cutting lathe in the PA room at Municipal Auditorium., 1939, Text on back: "Ed Roche lathe used at Auditorium."
Record cutting lathes in PA room at Municipal Auditorium
PA room at Municipal Auditorium, showing record cutting lathes., 1939, Text on back: "Ed Roche lathe - PA room Auditorium @ 1939"
Record pressing equipment
Record pressing equipment., No date; likely between 1941 and 1956, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
The Steeles and Vic Damon, listening to hit record "My Happiness"
Sondra Steele, Vic Damon, Jon Steele; listening to the Steeles' hit record "My Happiness," recorded and released by Damon Recording Studios., Approximately 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.