In This Issue July/August 2000
Volume 21, Issue 4
The album cover of Louis Armstrong's hot 5 for Columbia Records.
Jim Flora, Historic New Orleans Collection, William Russell Collection, and the Smithsonian Institution
A jamboree of blues, ragtime, gospel, and country combine into a unique brew.By Pedro Ponce
Fats Waller's flair for pipe-organ and piano solos showcases his skill not only as a vocalist but as a composer.By Steven Budiansky
For clients ranging from courtesans to Voltaire, notaries served as financial advisers in eighteenth-century France.By Philip T. Hoffman
A Greek historian first noted the connection between wealth and power.By Anna Maria Gillis