Jelly Roll Morton
Publicity photograph, probably taken in Chicago, 1927
This photograph was first published in Victor Record Review (1939), Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 8-11, together with an article by Charles Edward Smith on the Jelly-Roll Morton’s New Orleans Jazzmen 1939 Bluebird sessions.  Smith later used it in 1945 for his booklet for Morton’s Victor album HJ-5.
Shown in Mr. Jelly Lord (1980) by Laurie Wright, page 215. Not shown in Oh, Mister Jelly (1999) edited by William Russell.
courtesy of Ate van Delden
© 2004 Ate van Delden Collection