A black-and-white photograph of James Cotton holding a harmonica at a microphone during a performance in Coconut Grove, FL. He is wearing a white shirt and has a watch on his left wrist. His eyes are wide and his mouth is open.
A black-and-white photograph of Piedmont blues musician Brownie McGhee at a performance in Miami, FL. McGhee is framed from the chest up and is looking down behind a microphone. He wears a shirt with an open neck and a dark colored cloth cap.
A black-and-white photograph of Helen Humes singing at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Humes is lit from the front and most of the photo is in darkness. She is visible from the left profile and has her mouth open. She is holding the microphone in her left hand.
A black-and white photograph of Piedmont blues musician Sonny Terry performing in Miami, FL. Terry is lit from the front but most of the photo is in darkness. He holds his hands cupped around the microphone with his face quite close to it. He wears a watch, several rights, and glasses.
A black-and-white photograph of jazz and blues vocalist Ernestine Anderson singing at a performance in Miami, FL. Anderson is photographed from the left and is holding a microphone in her right hand. Her left hand is blurred in gesture and obscures part of her face.