|Title||Edythe Turnham and Her Knights of Syncopation, Seattle, 1925 |
|Caption||Born in Topeka, Kansas, Edythe Pane began playing piano at age three. In 1900 she moved to Spokane, where she married Floyd Turnham when she was about 18. She created a vaudeville act that toured the Northwest. In the early 1920s she put together a five-piece band that initially included her sister Maggie as an entertainer. Other members of the group were Floyd Turnham Sr. (drums), Floyd Turnham Jr. (sax), and Charlie Adams (trumpet). They played all along the west coast and on President Line steamship cruises. The band finally settled in southern California, where they renamed themselves the Dixie Aces. |
|Notes||Handwritten on verso: Edythe Turnham 1925.|
Caption information source: Paul de Barros, "Jackson Street After Hours."
African Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Personal Names||Turnham, Edythe Pane|
Turnham, Floyd, Sr.
Turnham, Floyd, Jr.
|Location||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Black Heritage Society Collection |
|Image Number||2002.23.2.01 |
|Ordering Information||To order a reproduction or inquire about permissions, contact: TheBoard@blackheritagewa.org. Please cite the Image Number. |
|Repository||The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.; torn |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |