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    Canadian Poster for The Ambassadors.
    14" x 22"
    Montreal, Québec; circa 1930s

    A poster advertising a performance by the Canadian Ambassadors, held at Riley's Pavilion on June 16, [no year]. Patrons were invited to "DANCE to Lloyd Dunncan [sic] and His All Colored Rhythm Band." Featuring a performance by Miss Bunny Jordan.

    The Ambassadors were founded by Myron "Mynie" Sutton in 1931. The Quebec band was one of the few African-Canadian jazz bands coming out of Canada during this period. The band operated out of Montreal for the most part, but would also tour other Canadian provinces.

    Condition: Dampstaining, chipping, and tears at the upper and lower edges. There are pinholes at the corners. Flattened folds and creasing. There is paper loss at the lower edge, with tape on verso to repair tears and some weaknesses. Soiling throughout.


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    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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