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Big Mama Thornton applauding
Big Mama Thornton in a straw hat and seated at a table facing to the left of the photo; she's applauding and there is a bottle, some sort of leafy centerpiece, and a black handbag on the table with her., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on the bottom right border of the photo: Sean Huxly 84.
Big Mama Thornton at the microphone
Big Mama Thornton singing into a microphone held close to her mouth; she's wearing a straw hat and facing to the left of the photo., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on the bottom right border of the photo: Sean Huxly 84.
Big Mama Thornton seated on stage
Big Mama Thornton seated on stage during the KPBS Special "3 Generations of the Blues"; she's wearing a jacket and cowboy hat and looking over to the right; behind her an unidentified guitarist and drummer are seen along with partial views of other musicians., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: Photo by Grace Bell.
Big Mama Thornton singing
Big Mama Thornton singing into a microphone; wearing a cowboy hat and sparkly floral patterned shirt; head turned to look over to the right., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Big Mama Willie Mae Thornton
Big Mama Thornton holding a microphone close to her face; wearing a cowboy hat, pinstripe suit jacket and looking at the camera smiling., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on bottom border of photo: Big Mama Willie Mae Thornton.
Cheathams and band members
Group portrait of musicians lined up together outside a building; Rickey Woodard, Nolan Smith, Ironman Harris, Dinky Morris, Curtis Peagler, Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham, Red Callender; Jimmy has his trombone, three others have their saxophones and Red Callender is holding his bass in its case., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped in red ink on verso: Musical staff with the logo "Mr. Jazz"; Handwritten note on label affixed to verso: L-R Ricky Woodard, Nolan Smith (Shaheed), "IronMan" Harris, Dinky Morris, Curtis Pegler, Jeannie Jimmy, George "Red" Callender.
Cheathams with Clora Bryant
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham seated with Clora Bryant on three chairs in a row at the Zora Neale Hurston Award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers in 2006 in San Diego; Clora is wearing a black and white outfit with matching hat with a pendant in the shape of a trumpet; Jeannie is in red and side-hugging Clora and Jimmy is in black with a black hat; all facing the camera and smiling; several others are seen behind them, many wearing traditional African dress., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and Curtis Peagler
Clora Bryant with her trumpet in her arms with Curtis Peagler at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; both are clapping their hands and Peagler is wearing a red hat., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and the Cheathams
Unidentified woman in royal blue African style dress standing in front of Jeannie Cheatham and they are passing a copy of Jeannie's autobiography between them; on either side of them are Jimmy Cheatham, in a hat, and Clora Bryant, with a pendant shaped like a trumpet; Clora is looking at something out of the photo's frame; at the Zora Neale Hurston Award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers in 2006 in San Diego., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and the Cheathams
Clora Bryant with Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham at a banquet table at the 2006 Zora Neale Hurston Award ceremony of the National Association of Black Storytellers; Clora is wearing a black and white outfit with matching hat; Jeannie is in red and Jimmy is wearing a black hat; they are looking over to the left of the photo and coffee cups are in front of them; held in San Diego, Bryant and the Cheathams were the award winners that year., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and the Cheathams
Clora Bryant with Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham at a banquet table at the 2006 Zora Neale Hurston Award ceremony of the National Association of Black Storytellers; Clora is wearing a black and white outfit with matching hat; Jeannie is in red and Jimmy is wearing a black hat; salads are on the table in front of them; held in San Diego, Bryant and the Cheathams were the award winners that year., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Clora Bryant.
Clora Bryant and the Cheathams with Annjennette McFarlin
Clora Bryant, Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham posing for a photo with a conference attendee named Dr. Annjennette McFarlin (seated with the others standing behind her) at the Zora Neale Hurston Award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers in 2006 in San Diego; Clora is wearing a black and white outfit with matching hat with a pendant in the shape of a trumpet; Jeannie is in red, Jimmy in black, and Annjennette in black and white; all are facing the camera and smiling., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant next to Curtis Peagler
Clora Bryant standing next to and looking at Curtis Peagler who is wearing a red hat, sunglasses, and has his arms outspread in mid-clap; Red Callender is playing bass behind them and a sign for the Jazz Showcase is hanging above them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant with her award plaque
Clora Bryant standing with upraised arms and holding her plaque for winning the Zora Neale Hurston Award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers in 2006 in San Diego; Clora is wearing a black and white outfit with matching hat with a pendant in the shape of a trumpet; she is looking to the left while behind her an unidentified woman in blue traditional African dress is adjusting a microphone; two other unidentified Women , one also in African dress, are also seen behind Bryant., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and Dinky Morris
Curtis Peagler with Dinky Morris; both wearing red hats; Peagler wearing sunglasses and red suspenders; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; Peagler is facing the camera and Morris is looking to the left of the photo., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and Dinky Morris
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone in front of Dinky Morris seated at a table; another, unidentified, African American man seated next to Morris can be seen watching; Peagler is wearing red suspenders, matching hat and sunglasses and Morris is also wearing a red hat; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and Rickey Woodard performing together
Curtis Pegler (saxophone) and Rickey Woodard (clarinet) playing facing each other at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; Peagler is wearing a black leather jacket and red hat with sunglasses., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and others at the Blue Note
Clora Bryant, Curtis Peagler (saxophone), Rickey Woodard (saxophone), Dinky Morris (saxophone) and an unidentified double bassist on stage at the Blue Note in New York City; Peagler and Morris are wearing bright red hats; members of a crowded audience can be seen below them and above them is a sign with the Blue Note's logo., June 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's stamp on verso gives date of JUN 1989
Curtis Peagler performing in a bar
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone in the middle of a crowded bar and wearing a red hat; a crowd of people are seated all around him; a banner on the left side of the poster reads "Blue Note"., No date; likely June 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's mark on verso gives date "JUN 1989".
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone amongst a set of tables with audience members around him; wearing a red hat and suspenders with sunglasses at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler playing saxophone
Curtis Peagler wearing sunglasses and a red hat playing saxophone at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; facing to the left., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and Ironman Harris performing together
Dinky Morris (saxophone) in a red hat and Ironman Harris (drums) on stage together at the Blue Note in New York City; instruments, microphones, and several members of the audience can be seen as well as part of a sign over the stage for the Blue Note., June 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's stamp on verso gives date of JUN 1989
Dinky Morris and Rickey Woodard at the Jazz Showcase
Dinky Morris and Rickey Woodard playing saxophones together at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; Morris is wearing a red vest and matching hat; both are facing the left of the photograph., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and friend
Dinky Morris seated at a table with an unidentified African American man in a tan jacket; Morris is wearing a red vest and matching hat; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and friend
Dinky Morris, in a red vest and matching hat, seated with and talking with an unidentified African American man in a tan suit and black tie; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and friends
Dinky Morris posing with two unidentified people (African American man (left) and white woman in red (center); Morris is wearing a red vest and matching hat; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and his saxophone
Dinky Morris with his saxophone look up at the camera; he's wearing a red vest and matching hat; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris at the Jazz Showcase
Dinky Morris playing saxophone at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; he's wearing a red vest and matching hat; facing the left of the photo; a sign reading "Jazz Showcase" is above him., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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