Local 117 member, Abbie (Mrs. Roy) Keplinger, known professionally as "Keppy," sits surrounded by the members of Keppy's Orchestra in the Crescent Ballroom at 13th & Fawcett. In July of 1955, the band was celebrating its 15th anniversary playing at the Ballroom. Fans from as far away as Seattle, Olympia and Portland would come to Tacoma to hear the Orchestra perform Dixieland, Hawaiian, modern hit tunes and dances of yesteryear.
Description: This brass band portrait illustrates the importance of this early form of entertainment in the Roslyn area. The City of Roslyn had a band. Musicians often belonged to more than one band, and every hall had a dance floor.