Selika Pettiford, 1948

Noted organist Selika Pettiford, wearing a floor-length lace gown, posed at the piano and electric organ she played at the Olympus Hotel in August 1948. Behind her are two mirrors positioned so the audience could watch her hands as she performed. The Olympus Hotel was located at 815 Pacific Avenue.

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