A black and white photograph of DMC and Run reading Rock and Soul Magazine backstage at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. DMC wears a leather jacket and holds the magazine; Run wears an argyle sweater with his hands in his pockets. Both wear dark-colored fedoras. On the back of the photograph is the subject and photographer's name written by Bill Adler.
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 14 in. (27.8 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 11/16 × 12 15/16 in. (22.1 × 32.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
A black-and-white photograph of Jam Master Jay, DMC, and Run, pictured from left to right. DMC is pictured in the middle, wearing an Adidas track suit jacket, a Kangol bucket hat, and glasses. He looks straight at the camera. Jay and Run are pictured in profile on either side of him, both wearing fedoras. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
A black-and-white photograph of D.M.C. (Darryl McDaniels) riding in an ice cream truck in Hollis, Queens. McDaniels is pictured crouching in the open doorway of the truck, wearing a white paper hat and white jacket over an Adidas track jacket. He also wears sunglasses and white Adidas shoes. He is smiling and holding a cigarette in his left hand. The photographer has inscribed and signed the photograph just below the image.
DMC is in the center of the image. He is wearing a black coat with fur sleeves, a black hat with rhinestones, a necklace, a watch on his proper right wrist, and rings on both hands. He has a goatee. His thumbs and pointer fingers are around his eyes, making fake glasses. Run is to his proper left side. Run is wearing a coat with a white fur collar and a black hat. He has a mustache. The background is grey.
There is a white border around the image. It is thicker on the two sides and thinner on the top and bottom. The back of the photograph is white. There are tears at the top from where pieces of tape used to be. There is an inscription handwritten by Bill Adler vertically up the left side in black and blue ink. There is also an inscription in the center, handwritten in graphite.
A color photograph of Run-D.M.C. on the rooftop veranda of Russell Simmons's apt. on E.4th St. The trio is pictured leaning against the white railing with a view of the city behind them. Jam Master Jay, at left, wears light-colored denim pants and shirt, a heavy gold chain with a large medallion, and a red and blue New York Giants stocking cap. D.M.C., center, wears a black hat, sunglasses, and turtle neck, with a necklace with a medallion in the shape of a head. Run (Russell Simmons), to the right, wears a black sweatshirt and a blue New York Giants baseball cap. The photograph is signed byt he photographer on the front. There are no inscriptions on the back.
A color photograph of DMC and JMJ with director Jonathan Demme.
DMC is on the proper right side. He is wearing a red and white St. John's Redmen t-shirt, red shorts, a white brimmed hat with a red ribbon, and glasses. He is also wearing a necklace with a shoe pendant and has a watch on his proper right wrist. He has a goatee. JMJ is in the center. He is wearing a blue, orange, and white New York Mets t-shirt, blue and orange shorts, a red Chicago Bulls baseball cap, a necklace with a shoe pendant, and a bracelet on his proper right wrist. He has a goatee. His proper left hand is in his shorts pocket and his right hand is shaking the proper right hand of Robert Demme. Robert is facing the proper right side of the image. His left arm is down by his side and he has a black watch on his left wrist. He is wearing a white button down shirt with a map over it, a white undershirt, black shorts, and a black baseball cap that reads [-OKLYN] in orange. He has a white "Crew" pass clipped onto his shirt. There is a brick building in the background as well as a group of men and women sitting and standing in front of a fence.
2015.132.81.1 has a white border around it. It is thinnest on the top and bottom, thicker on the proper right side, and thickest on the proper left side. It is signed vertically in black ink, on the proper bottom left side next to the image. The back of the photograph has light grey text repeated diagonal lines facing the right side of the paper. There are tears at the top from where tape used to be. There is a yellow post-it note at the top right. There is a small number "25" handwritten sideways in black ink in the bottom left corner. There is an inscription by Bill Adler handwritten vertically down the left side in the blue ink. 2015.132.81.2 has a white border around it. It is thinner on the top and bottom and thicker on the two sides. The back of the photograph has light grey text repeated diagonal lines facing the left side of the paper. There is an inscription by Bill Adler handwritten vertically up the right side in black ink.