Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1999.059.153
Collection Bob Sherrill Photograph Collection
Description Photographic postcard of a seven piece band. Photograph is taken in what appears to be a room in an inn or hotel. The walls are built of stone. The imprint on the photograph reads "J.D. Colquitt and his Melody Boys" and has the date of 1930 typed near the top. The band has several horns, including a tuba, drums, a banjo, and an accordion. Bob Sherrill is on the far right with the accordion in his hand. Imprint on the side indicates photograph by McElhaney. Image is printed as a photographic postcard. The following names are typed on the back : H. Allen (Tenor Sax), E. Blaylock (Alto Sax), J. Bowen (Drums), F. Stuart (Bass), J.D. Colquitt (Trumpet), D. Cherry (Banjo), R. Sherrill (Piano). The date typed on the back is 1930.

Photographs in this collection were found in the basement of a house that had been owned by Bob Sherrill. He was a local photographer that worked for the Chattanooga News-Free Press and was official photographer for the fire and police departments. A number of the images are his, but he also collected old photographs.
Date 1930
Photographer McElhaney
Print size 5.37" x 3.37"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 1999.059