|The Carroll Dickerson Band at Chicago's Sunset Cafe in 1922|
|The Wolverines in 1924, with Bix Beiderbecke on cornet|
|The Erskine Tate Orchestra in 1925, with Louis Armstrong (4th from left)|
|Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra in 1926 (I think)|
Conn remained the "world's largest manufacturer" of band instruments at the beginning of that decade, and here are the Sousaphones they offered in 1921:
|All Conn images courtesy of Mark Overton at saxophone.org|
And with the 1920s I began to see something I hadn't encountered before in my research - women playing the Sousaphone. But I'll save that for my next post.