A red, white and blue broadside for the return of St. Joe native Arthur Pryor, the self-taught trombonist and master of many instruments who played more than 10,000 solo numbers as a member of John Phillip Sousa's Band. He is also seen as a pioneer of the Ragtime music that was popular in the African-American sections of his and other Missouri towns. At the time of this St. Joseph homecoming he was leader of his own band and a Victor Talking Machine recording artist with, all told, over 2500 records to his credit. Pryor was born on the second floor of St. Joseph's Lyceum theatre in 1870 and died in New Jersey on June 18, 1942. During his prime, his name and reputation were as familiar in America as that of John Phillip Sousa. This rare piece measures 13 x 19.75 inches and is framed to 16.25 x 13.25 inches.