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LOOP MCGOWAN <br> Signed 8x10 Sepia Tone Photo, <br>signed at Houston, Texas Historic Rice Hotel in 1928

Offered here is a fabulous 1928 8x10 promotional photo of early Chicago jazz musician Loop McGowan.

This is a promotional photo for MCA, declaring "An MCA Attraction, New York, Chicago."

The photo has been signed by Mr. McGowan in fountain pen, "To Chuck Morgan, with Best wishes, from "Loop" McGowan, Rice Roof Session 5/26/28." Mr. McGowan has also written "Chicago Blew Blowers" and "Loop Boys" in the upper right of the photo, and his written "Loop" between the printed words "New York" and "Chicago" at the bottom.

The Rice Hotel was an historic 1913 era hotel in Houston, Texas. In the 1920s and 30s their legendary Rice Roof Dance Pavillion was venue where many jazz and swing performers played, including Tommy Dorsey.

The photo is in very good condition, showing minor wear.


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