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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. [5]

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

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