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BOX 1-5 Photographs, 1940-1950 and undated
This series primarily contains 8 x 10 inch, black-and-white publicity photographs of musicians, actors, dancers, comedians, ventriloquists, contortionists, and other novelty acts with whom the Prestons performed in the 1940s, largely on the Chitlin' Circuit. Many photographs are inscribed, and the dates below are those noted in the inscriptions. Locations in the inscriptions include Abe and Pappy's Clubs in Houston and Dallas; Club Three Sixes and Club Plantation in Detroit; the Apollo Theater, 400 Club, Cafe Zanzibar, and Ubangi Club in New York City; and Club DeLisa in Chicago. A few photographs include addresses and phone numbers on the reverse. Photographers are listed when known. Management company information is sometimes noted at the bottom of the photographs and includes Associated Booking Corporation (Joe Glaser), the William Morris Agency, Shaw Artists Corporation, the Gale Agency, Nat Nazarro Management, Rentie Booking Agency, General Artists Corporation, Jolly Joyce Agency, Louise Crane, Universal Attractions, Dick Richards, Phil Tyrrell Music and Entertainment, Consolidated Radio Artists, Harry Green, Ferguson Brothers Agency, Mike Falk Agency, and Barney Young. There is also a small photograph collage assembled by Armstrong as a gift to Lucille Preston.
Arranged alphabetically.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Acasta, Viola, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Allan, Grace, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Allen, Henry "Red", undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Alexander, Irvin, and Von, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Anderson, Ivie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/5, 2/6 Armstrong, Louis, alone, 1946 and undated
Candid montage by Lew Nathan
BOX-FOLDER 2/7, 5/1 Armstrong, Louis, with others, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Auld, George, undated
By Bruno
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Aunt Jemima (Therese Gardella), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Bailey, Pearl, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Baker, Ann, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Bankhead, Tallulah, undated
By Cecil Layne
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Barnett?, Mickey, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Bates, Freddye, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Bea and Windy, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Bellson, Louie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Bibeau and Suarez, undated
Alternate name: Mary Suarez Baird
Alternate name: Lon Bibeau, also known as Lon Fontaine and Alonzo Reed
By James Kollár, Radio City, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Big Time Crip (and Winifred), 1945
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Billy and Eddie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Bradley, Johnnie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 Bradshaw, Tiny, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Brooks, Apus and Estrellita Bernier, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/22 Brown, Les, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Brown, Ruth, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Brown, Winni, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/33 Bryant, Willie undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Bryant, Willie and his orchestra, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/26 Buddie and Dick, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/27 Buck and Bubbles (Ford L. "Buck" Washington and John William Sublett), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/28 Buckner, Milt, undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/29 Byrne, Jimmy, undated
By Bloom, Chicago
BOX-FOLDER 2/30 The Cats and the Fiddle, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/31 The Calypso Boys and China Doll, undated
By Sam Manley
BOX-FOLDER 2/32 Camero, Cándido, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/33 Canfield and Lewis (James "Spizzy" Canfield and Willie Lewis), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/34 Carol, Judy, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/35 Carter, Sonny, 1947-1948
BOX-FOLDER 2/36 Cecil Young Quartet, undated
By Kaminske, Seattle
BOX-FOLDER 2/37 Chandler, Karen, undated
By Murray Norman, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/38 Chuck and Chuckles (LeRoy Myers and James Walker), undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/39 Clarence Robinson's Tropicana Revue, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/40 Coco, Steve, and Eddy, 1944
By Maurice, Chicago
BOX-FOLDER 2/41 Collins, Evelyn, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/42 Cowans, Al and his Musical Madcaps, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/43 Cole, Cozy, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/39 Count LeRoy, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/44 Crawford, Gary, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/70 Dagmar (Virginia Ruth Egnor Lewis), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/45 Davis, Jackie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/46 The Delis (Doloras, Della, and Thelma), 1942
BOX-FOLDER 2/47 The Delta Rhythm Boys, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/48 DeMay, Sid, and Salley Moore, undated
By James Kollár, Radio City, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/49 Dennis, Dolores, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/50 Donahue, Sam, undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/51 Douglas, Roy, and Eddie Echo, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/52 The Du Droppers, undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/53 Dudley Jr., S. H., 1943
Photo by Mason
BOX-FOLDER 2/54 The Dunhills (Artie, Cliff, and Lou), undated
By James Kollár, Radio City, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/55 Eason, Otto, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/56 Eckstine, Billy, undated
By George Van, Newark, NJ
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 "Family portrait", undated
3 x 3 inch collage made by Armstrong, given to Lucille Preston
BOX-FOLDER 4/52 Fetchit, Stepin (Lincoln Perry), undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/57 Fields, Herbie, undated
By Bloom, Chicago
BOX-FOLDER 2/58 Four Tunes, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/59 Fred and Sledge, undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/60 Furness Brothers, undated
By Bruno
BOX-FOLDER 2/61 The Gaylords, undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/62 Greene, Mary Lou, undated
By Taylor's Studio, Dayton, OH
BOX-FOLDER 2/63 Griffin, Cherrye Mills, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 2/64 Grimes, Tiny and His Rocking Highlanders, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/65 Hackette, Kid "Lips", 1944
BOX-FOLDER 2/66 Hampton, Gladys, undated
By Maurice, Chicago
BOX-FOLDER 2/72 Harlem Highlanders, 1943
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 2/67 Harris, Vivian, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/68 Hawkins, Erskine, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/69 Henderson, Big Bertha, undated
By Emile, Montreal
BOX-FOLDER 2/70 Henry, John, Jr., and Calhoun, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 2/71 Higginbotham, J. C., undated
By James J. Kriegsmann, New York
BOX-FOLDER 4/25 Hines, Earl "Fatha", undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/73 Hinton, Milton, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/74 Hodges, Johnny, undated
BOX-FOLDER 2/75 Hulbert, Maurice, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 2/76 Hunter, Joe, undated
By Romaine
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Jackson, Willis, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Jefferson, Viola, 1943-1946
By Bloom, Chicago
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Jenkins, Beau, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Jenkins, Bo, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Jessye, undated
By Maurice Seymour
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