- Publicity photo of Duke Ellington. Ellington is looking up with a slight grin. He is wearing a dress shirt and tie., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo inscribed: "To Mrs. Orchid Jordan / good luck / Duke Ellington." Photo is facsimile copy of the original photo in Brian Thurn Collection (P14).
Leon M. Jordan Collection
Photographs from the collection of African-American police detective and political leader from Kansas City, and trainer of Liberia's (Africa) post-WWII national police force