A black vinyl record with a red label at its center filled with silver text. Above the record's center is the record label logo, an illustrated peacock perched on the "c" in "Peacock" of the text [Peacock RECORDS]. Beneath the record's center it lists the song title and its production information; one side reads [HOUND DOG / (J. Leiber - M. Stroller - J. Otis) / WILLIE MAE / "Big Mama" THORNTON / Kansas City Bill & Orchestra]. The other side reads [Night Mare (J. Leiber - M. Stroller - J. Otis) / WILLIE MAE / "Big Mama" THORNTON / Kansas City Bill & Orchestra]. Text aligned with the arc beneath the song title reads [PEACOCK RECORDING CO. 4104 LYONS AVE. HOUSTON, TEXAS].
Hat worn on stage by Bo Diddley for the last 15 years of his career, including his final performance on May 12, 2007. The hat is made of black felt, with brown trim around the brim and a wide black ribbon band featuring the silver medallion bearing the name "BO" designed by Diddly himself. There are several other decorative elements attached to the band: a round "BLUES" pin, a Smokey Bear pin, a Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry pin, and a gold pin in the shape of an alligator.
A poster advertising a performance of The Four Ink Spots plus the N.B.C. Orchestra in Northfield, Vermont at the Norwich University Armory on May 3rd. The poster has black writing at the top that gives information about the event. The center of the poster contains large lettering that reads: The Four Ink Spots and a black and white photograph of the group. Text at the bottom gives additional information about the performance as well as the name of the management company sponsoring the group. The back of the poster is blank.
This pair of men's burgundy and tan leather loafers, left shoe (2013.59.3a) and right shoe (2013.59.3b), were worn by Fats Domino. The uppers of the shoes are made from leather, with the wingtip toe caps, heel counters, a panel over the tongue, and the trim around the foot opening all in burgundy. The rest of the uppers and the tongues are cream leather. A decorative design is punched into the burgundy leather at the center of each toe cap and along the edges of the wingtip and the counter. A piece of wide brown elastic is sewn behind each tongue for an adjustable fit. The shoes have leather soles and stacked wooden heels that are painted black with a black rubber heel cap. The Pierre Cardin logo and name are incised onto the heel caps. A square metal "p" logo is attached at the outer side of only the right heel. The insides of the shoes are lined in light brown leather, including the inner soles. A blue label with cream text having the "p" logo at the left reads: "pierre cardin / PARIS / MADE IN SPAIN". The style and size are stamped in black ink on the interior proper left side of each shoe.
Vest: synthetic fiber, batting, metal, and elastic
Boot Covers: synthetic fiber, batting, Velcro™, and elastic
H x W x D (Skullcap (flat)): 20 1/4 × 11 × 1 1/4 in. (51.4 × 27.9 × 3.2 cm)
H x W x D (Skullcap (on form)): 20 1/2 × 9 × 9 1/2 in. (52.1 × 22.9 × 24.1 cm)
H x W (Bodysuit (flat)): 55 1/2 × 29 in. (141 × 73.7 cm)
H x W x D (Bodysuit (on form)): 54 1/2 × 18 × 11 in. (138.4 × 45.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Bodysuit (inseam)): 29 in. (73.7 cm)
H x W x D (Vest (flat)): 55 × 28 1/2 × 1/2 in. (139.7 × 72.4 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (Vest (on form)): 27 × 26 × 12 1/2 in. (68.6 × 66 × 31.8 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.a, left, flat)): 23 × 8 × 1 in. (58.4 × 20.3 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.b, right, flat)): 23 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 1 in. (59.7 × 21 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.a, left, on form)): 23 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (59.7 × 11.4 × 19.1 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.b, right, on form)): 22 × 4 1/2 × 7 3/4 in. (55.9 × 11.4 × 19.7 cm)
main garments for the upper body
This costume was worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle during a live performance on the television show "The Midnight Special" in 1975. The costume consists of a silver skullcap (.1), a silver unitard (.2), a silver overbodice (.3), and silver boot covers (.4ab).
Skullcap, .1: The silver metallic skullcap is similar in style to an aviator's cap. It is made from two (2) layers of silver synthetic fiber that serve as the facing and the lining fabrics. The fabric is quilted in a series of parallel lines along the top of the cap from the forehead to the nape of the neck. The area covering the ears is not quilted and extends into two thinner strips, one on each side of the head, with rounded tops. The seams of the quilted sections are left exposed on the interior of the cap, but are finished with serge stitching.
Unitard, .2: The silver metallic unitard has full-length sleeves and ankle-length legs, with a collarless crew neck. It is made from a silver stretch synthetic fiber. The unitard closes at the center back with a metal zipper that reaches from the lower back to the neck. There are additional zippers at each ankle and wrist. It is fully lined with an off-white stretch synthetic fabric.
Overbodice, .3: Silver metallic overbodice garment worn over the bodysuit (.2). It is made from a silver metallic synthetic fiber used on the facing and the lining sides, quilted all over in parallel lines. The overbodice wraps around the wearer's chest and shoulders and secures with hook-and-eye fasteners in the front. When worn, the garment has a leaf-shaped front panel covering the stomach, wide shoulder wings that extend beyond the wearer's body, a v-shaped back panel that covers the spine, and a horizontal crescent-shaped panel that covers the wearer's buttocks. The bottom center of the crescent-shaped back panel is sewn to a wide band of elastic, attaching the back panel to the bottom tip of the leaf-shaped front stomach panel. The garment closes with metal hook-and-eye fasteners, one hook (1) at each side of the center front neck fastens to one (1) eye at the tip of the stomach panel, one (1) hook at each top outside edge of the back crescent-shaped panel wraps around to the front side and fastens to one (1) eye at each outside edge of the stomach panel. There is a thick metal rod, bent to form around the shoulder wing and keep it stiff, sewn inside the outermost quilted layer on the proper right side only; the proper left wing has no apparent interior support.
Leg covers, .4ab: Two lower leg covers, both alike, made from silver metallic synthetic fabric. The fabric is quilted in three (3) parallel lines that run from top to bottom down the center front, surrounded by a series of quilted parallel lines oriented at an angle. The covers are angled with a longer tip at the center front on the top and bottom edges. Both are lined with the silver facing fabric, and close at the center back of the leg with Velcro sewn at the left and right outer edges of the reverse. A length of elastic tape woven with silver metallic and white thread is sewn on the reverse exterior bottom edge of each cover, with a large metal hook at the loose end that attaches to a metal eye sewn on the reverse interior bottom edge.