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Pee Wee Russell and Who?

On Friday the 13th of January 1950, Dad was sketching jazzmen at the Central Plaza in NYC. This is his Pee Wee Russell. He did another caricature in the same style, but didn't get it signed. Who it is is a mystery. The post card advertising the event listed these other musicians: Wingy Manone • photo here Buster Bailey Benny Morton Sam Price Wilmer Jones Max Kaminsky Pee Wee Russell Sandy Williams James P. Johnson Kansas Fields & the guest of honor Chauncey Morehouse Quite a collection. But a Google Images search across the field turned up no hot leads. Without the other illustration in front of me, Wingy Manone seems a possibility. That post card, by the way, has Dad's address as 422 E 11TH ST APT 14. 422. Nothing about 5/8.