Cast of "The Brush Creek Follies." Group portrait of 33 individuals on stage with barn scene backdrop. Kit and Kay center front row in large white hats. Colorado Pete standing behind Kit and Kay. Eddie Edwards as "George Washington White" left of front row center. Kenny Carlson with ventriloquist dummy, Scrappy O'Brien, front row fifth from right. Several audience members' heads visible on foreground.
Headshot of KMBC assistant sales manager Miller C. Robertson in dark suit, white shirt and dark patterned tie against light background. Hair parted in center. Robertson facing his left at 45-degree angle away from camera, head turned toward his right and looking further right past camera. Handwritten note and signature in upper right corner: "Best wishes for the Christmas season and always. / Miller C. Robertson / 1943."
Portrait of unidentified man in dark suit, medium-toned vertically striped shirt, and plaid tie. Hair parted left of center. Sitting with right arm on table, left hand on right hand, and knees towards camera looking to his left past camera. Wall with large window, horizontally striped drapes, and partially visible photo frame in background. No note or signature on image.
Promotional portrait of The Texas Rangers. Five members, facing forward, smiling, holding instruments. Four stand in the back behind the accordion player, who is seated. KMBC microphone is placed in front of the guitarist. All are wearing suits with ties, and white cowboy hats.
Lee Stewart [Keith Payton], Joe Knoche, Ray Moler, and Ken Cook in dark suits sitting at Pickwick Hotel Coffee Shop table in semi-circle. Restaurant counter visible in background. Two waitresses in white partially visible on image right side. "Pickwick Hotel Coffee Shop L to R: / Keith Payton [correct spelling Painton], announcer; Joe Knoche, Recording Engineer; / Ray Moler, Chief Engineer; Ken Cook / Note soda fountain background with ad for 25-cent salmon salad sandwich." printed on bottom of image.
Headshot of Lee Stewart [Keith Painton] in pinstriped suit, white vertically striped shirt, and dark patterned tie against dark background. Facing his right at 20-degree angle from camera and looing past camera. Handwritten note and signature on right center: "To Mr. Church / Keith Painton 'Lee Stewart'."
Waist-up portrait of Chuck Wright in dark suit and white striped shirt against dark background. Wright holding double bass neck with hands in playing position. Wright facing his left at 15-degree angle from camera and looking past camera. Handwritten note and signature in upper right corner: "Merry Xmas + a Happy New Year / Chuck Wright."
Portrait of Mary Short in dark dress sitting in metal chair in front of desk with typewriter. Short facing right of image towards desk at 90-degree angle from camera. Wearing large earrings, watch, and ring with hair curled and styled up. Both hands on typewriter in typing position. Lamp and stack of papers to her right on desk. Radiator and window partially visible along right edge. Handwritten note and signature at top center: "Best Christmas Wishes / Mary Short."
Unidentified young man, likely Carl A. Mathiasen, sitting in chair at desk with radio equipment. Desk in corner of wallpapered attic room. Desk against right wall. Map and various photos on wall and back of desk. Calendar, pennant, and headphones on left wall. 9AAZ call letter sign on desk. Onawa, Iowa.
Portrait of Virginia Davis sitting at desk with typewriter, papers on desktop copyholder, and file folder. Facing her right at 90-degree angle from camera with head turned, looking in to camera, and smiling, Wearing black jacket, medium toned-shirt and white flower in hair. Doors partially visible along left and right edges of photo. Handwritten note and signature on file folder in center of image: "Hello-Mr. Church! / Remember me? / Virginia Davis."
Desk in corner of room with radio equipment including headphones, Morse code machine, and knife switch. Desk against wall with window. Books and letters holder on windowsill. AWA pennants near corner of left side wall. Unidentified certificate near corner on right side wall. Likely wireless station setup of L. Armstrong Kern.
The Texas Rangers eight-member group portrait with instruments. All wearing matching dark toned suits, white cowboy hats, and dark cowboy boots. All facing camera and smiling. Left to right, back row: unidentified man with accordion, unidentified man with violin, unidentified man with double bass, unidentified man with guitar. Front row: four men squatting without instruments. Bob Crawford second from right.
Headshot of Walt Lochman in pinstriped suit, white striped shirt, dark tie, and glasses sitting behind KMBC-CBS microphone. Lochman seated with rested arms partially visible on bottom of image. Seated facing camera with head turned to his left and looking to left of camera. Handwritten note and signature in bottom right corner: "Season's Greetings regards / Walt Lochman."
19 men and women standing, sitting in chairs, sitting on floor in classroom. Three tables with stenographs, two of which are two Remington brand. "Graceland Commercial School, Stenographic Department" written on chalkboard on back wall. Arthur B. Church sitting on floor on right side in center.
Unidentified band performing on stage with barn backdrop. All wearing matching outfits of dark shirts with white scarves, medium toned striped pants, and white cowboy hats. Left to right: unidentified man on left holding violin and wearing scarves with RLH monogram, man holding accordion and smiling at camera, unidentified man holding guitar partially visible, unidentified man holding double bass singing into KMBC-KFRM microphone, unidentified man holding guitar and smiling at singer. Piano and second microphone visible in right background. Two people partially visible sitting on long bench in left background.
Headshot of Sam [Molen?] in dark suit, white shirt, geometric patterned tie, and small lapel pin against dark background. Molen facing his right at 45-degree angle away from camera, head turn to his left and looking further left past camera. Handwritten note and signature on left center: "To Arthur / Sincerely \u2013 Sam."
Headshot of Jo Barr in light-toned blazer with plant brooch against light background. Hair curled, parted in center, and held back with barrette. Facing her right at 45-degree angle form camera and looking further right past camera. Handwritten note and signature on bottom right: "Season's Greeting / Jo Barr."
KMBC building, Studio A. Sound studio room with grand piano, organ, music stands, and four microphones. Guitar on table with two metal folding chairs along left wall. Two metal folding chairs along right wall. Two studio windows on far wall. Left window leads to room with music stand, microphone, and ashtray. Right room dark. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting.
Portrait of Bob Rogers in medium-toned suit, white striped shirt and diagonally striped tie in front of phonographs. Large window on back wall with thermometer in lower left corner. Rogers facing his left at a 45-degree angle from camera, looking forward past camera, and smiling. Signature in lower left corner.
Portrait of KMBC-KFRM engineer Joe Knoche in radio studio. Radio equipment on left side of image. Knoche facing equipment at 60-degree angle from camera with hand on dial. Wearing dark pinstriped suit, white shirt, dark tie, and glasses. Handwritten note and signature in bottom right corner: "Season's Greetings / Joe Knoche."
The Texas Rangers five-member portrait with instruments. All wearing matching white hats, four wearing matching plaid button up shirts with one wearing dark button up. Clockwise from top left: unidentified man with guitar, unidentified man with double bass, unidentified man with violin, unidentified man without an instrument, and Bob Crawford sitting on tree stump in middle above accordion.
Portrait of Jack Fitzpatrick in light suit, white shirt, dark tie, and glasses against light background. Fitzpatrick sitting behind KMBC-CBS microphone facing his right at 20-dgree angel from camera, head turned towards camera, and smiling. Handwritten note and signature in lower right corner: "My First KMBC / Christmas. I hope / there are many more / Jack Fitzpatrick."
Headshot of KMBC's continuity editor Russell Culver in white shirt against white background facing his left at 45-degree angle from camera and looking in to camera. Handwritten note and signature on bottom left corner: "Merry Christmas / wish I knew my ABCs better / Russell Culver." Photographer's signature in lower right corner: "Berkeley 37."