Jelly Roll Morton (right) and unidentified companion
Photograph probably taken in California, c. 1920
Jelly Roll Morton is shown (right) in a street scene with an unknown companion standing next to an automobile with 1920 California number plate 242-515.
The photograph was first published in Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton: The Collected Piano Music (1982), following page 292. 
Not shown in Mr. Jelly Lord (1980) by Laurie Wright, or in Oh, Mister Jelly (1999) edited by William Russell.
courtesy of Prof. James Dapogny
© 2004 Ate van Delden Collection