Jelly Roll Morton
Studio #1 (possibly Studio #2), Trinity Baptist Church, 114 North 5th Street, Camden, New Jersey, July 1929
The earliest known print of this photograph is in the 1929 Victor Records Race Catalog. It appears as a cut-out of Morton’s head only. The first known full print of this picture is in Rhythm On Record (1936) by Hilton R. Schleman, plate XL. 
Hilton was a pioneer British discographer. This was probably the first time that a photograph of Jelly Roll Morton appeared in a European publication.
Shown in Mr. Jelly Lord (1980) by Laurie Wright, page 68. Not shown in Oh, Mister Jelly (1999) edited by William Russell.
courtesy of Ate van Delden
© 2004 Ate van Delden Collection