A Selmer trumpet in the collection of the Smithsonian, dating from the mid-Thirties or later:
And a characteristic autograph, circa 1950, courtesy of Bill Gallagher’s father, Jim. Bill recalls, ” The Gallagher clan was on vacation in SouthernCalifornia and we were staying a night in Los Angeles. We had just returned to our motel from dinner and, after getting settled in, dad left to go to the Roosevelt Hotel to listen to a set or two of the Armstrong All Stars. The next day he showed us autographs from Louis, Jack, and Arvell.”
I hope my title doesn’t strike my readers as impious, but if these aren’t holy relics, I don’t know what might be.