I've been ill, and am currently in a adult facility until I regain my strength.
I greatly enjoy the discussions on the wonderful Bix photo (Doolittle? Stewart?) and would like to point out that these discussions are essential in arriving at the final date, location, and identity of Bix' friend.
Along this line, I'm wondering now if that photo of Bix that Bill Saunders in New Jersey got from Howdy Quicksell's widow has ever been published. It shows Bix and a friend, obviously on tour in the South with either Goldkette or Whiteman, posing with a black who is a spitting imgage of King Oliver. He wasn't Oliver, of course, since Quicksell said he was an empolyee of the hotel where they were staying. But I think it quite remarkable that Bix would set of a photo of himself with a black. I might add that my memory of the photo was that the black did not look too pleased to be photoed with whites in the vicious racial attitudes at the time in the South.
This photo was discussed on the Forum a couple of years ago, and I think Albert contacted Saunders, who got quite rude over the picture.
When I visited Saunders in New Jersey, he showed me the photo along with other Bix items he got from Quicksell's widow, including a Bix calling card identifying him as a member of the Paul Whiteman band. Saunders thought that this was the top prized item, and not the Bix photo.
If anyone has further information on this, please post.