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Series III. Joe Conzo Archive [series]:
 
Large Format Prints - Cold Crush Brothers [subseries]:
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Easy A.D. & Tony Tone
Posed Studio Shot, taken at United Bronx Parents

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Tony Tone and Kool Herc at T-Connection
Tony Tone and Kool Herc posing with crossed arms backstage at T-Connection

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Tony Tone at T-Connection
Tony Tone looking through record crates

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Cold Crush Brothers T-Connection
Cold Crush Brothers on stage

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Cold Crush Brothers
Cold Crush Brothers posing on the street

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Fans of the Cold Crush Brothers vs. Fantastic Romantic 5 battle, Harlem World
Three Fans with Cold Crush shirts at the famous 1981 battle between Cold Crush and the Fantastic Romantic Five.

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Cold Crush Brothers at Hoe Ave. Boys Club
Cold Crush strike a humorous pose on stage

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DJ Charlie Chase Norman Thomas H.S.
Charlie Chase with Tony Tone behind table with DJ equipment and record crates. In the background you see a rope separating the 'stage' from the crowd in the high school gym.

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Cold Crush Brothers at Wild Style shoot, Dixie Club.
Cold Crush Bros. performing at Dixie Club while being filmed for Charlie Ahearn's film Wild Style.

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Cold Crush Bros. and Fantastic Romantic 5 Wild Style rehearsal
Cold Crush Bros. and Fantastic Romantic 5 rehearsing for the basketball court scene in Charlie Ahearn's film Wild Style. The basketball court was located at either Ryer Ave. and 182nd Street in the Bronx or at Intermediate School 115 (Morris Ave. and 184th).

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Tony Tone, Afrika Bambaataa & Busy Bee at Bronx River, Zulu anniversary.
Tony Tone in foreground with visible turn tables and microphone, and Afrika Bambaataa and Busy Bee in background.

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Cold Crush Fever
Collage of Cold Crush photos with text: "Cold Crush Fever is here! Catch it now."

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Charlie Chase and Tony Tone
The two Cold Crush DJs posing on street with crossed arms.

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Almighty Kaygee & Disco King Mario (R.I.P) at Club Negril, N.Y.C.
Kaygee stands in front of crowd, with Pioneering DJ Disco King Mario visible in crowd.

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J.D.L at Club Negril
J.D.L performing on stage.

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J.D.L., Harlem World
J.D.L smoking a joint in front of the Harlem World mural. Taken at the Treacherous Three Anniversary, 1982 or 1983.

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Grand Master Caz, J.D.L. and Kaygee at Harlem World
Caz and Kaygee laughing as J.D.L goofs around at the Treacherous Three Anniversary, 1982 (or 1983?)

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Almighty Kaygee, Harlem World
Kay Gee throwing rolled up flyers/photos into the crowd. At the Harlem World Easter Show.

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Grand Master Caz Norman Thomas H.S. Senior boat ride
From Cold Crush performance on the Norman Thomas High School senior trip to Bear Mountain on the Hudson River Day Line. (This line was later bought by the Circle Line).

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Cold Crush Brothers and Treacherous Three
Members of Cold Crush Bros. and Treacherous Three posing in front of crowd on Day Line Boat. Norman Thomas H.S. Senior boat ride 1983, i.e 1982

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Tony Tone and [Easy] A.D. at Norman Thomas H.S
Tony Tone and Easy A.D. posing on stage.

 
Large Format Prints - Bronx, N.Y. Scenes [subseries]:
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Charlotte Street, Bronx
South Bronx devastation-- Rubble-filled vacant lot with buildings and large Puerto Rican flag in background

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Boo Boo, South Bronx
Boy standing in large puddle with skateboard

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South Bronx
Boy sitting on street with graffiti in background

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South Bronx
Vacant lot behind abandoned buildings

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Crotona Park, Bronx
Girl in crowd waving at camera

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Treacherous Three, Norman Thomas H.S.
Treacherous Three posing in front of high school bleachers

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Busy Bee at Bronx River, Zulu Nation Anniversary
Busy Bee on stage

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Loose Bruce with Crazy Legs in background, Club Negril
Three B-Boys (Shack Crew? Harlem World Crew?) dancing in front of crowd. Crazy Legs is visible in the background watching the performance.

 
Large Format Prints - Duplicates [subseries]:
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South Bronx
Boy sitting on street with graffiti in background

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Tony Tone & Kool Herc at T-Connection
Tony Tone and Kool Herc posing with crossed arms backstage at T-Connection

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Cold Crush Fever
Collage of Cold Crush photos with text: "Cold Crush Fever is here! Catch it now."

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J.D.L., Harlem World
J.D.L smoking a joint in front of the Harlem World mural. Taken at the Treacherous Three Anniversary, 1982 or 1983.

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Grand Master Caz Norman Thomas H.S Senior boat ride
From Cold Crush performance on the Norman Thomas High School senior trip to Bear Mountain on the Hudson River Day Line. (This line was later bought by the Circle Line).

 
8 x 10 Prints - Modern, Reprints [subseries]:
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Cold Crush Brothers, South Bronx High School
Cold Crush performing at the 1980 South Bronx High School prom. This was Joe Conzo's prom.

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Cold Crush Brothers, Harlem World
Cold Crush posing in suits in front of Harlem World mural

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Cold Crush Brothers, Harlem World
Cold Crush lined up posing in suits in front of Harlem World mural

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J.D.L., Harlem World
J.D.L smoking a joint in front of the Harlem World mural. Taken at the Treacherous Three Anniversary, 1982 or 1983.

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J.D.L. and Grandmaster Caz, Harlem World
J.D.L. and Caz (in Rick James-style leather outfit) sharing a microphone onstage

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Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz, Harlem World
Kool Moe Dee and Caz in the crowd at Harlem World

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Cold Crush Brothers, Harlem World
Easy A.D., Kaygee, and [J.D.L.?] raising their arms in the air with their backs to the crowd

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Printouts of photos from disc entitled "Tony Tone polaroids"
Color photos of Tony Tone and others, possibly taken by Angelo King

 
8 x 10 Prints - Contemporary to original photo date [subseries]:
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South Bronx
Broken fire hydrant and empty bottle of malt liquor

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Joe Conzo - Self Portrait/Lighting Experiment
Posed shot of Joe holding flashbulbs with a hat covering his face

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Paul Newman
Paul Newman chasing Joe and other protestors off of the set of the film Fort Apache, The Bronx. This was Joe's first published photograph; it appeared in the New York Post, March 25 1980. The film set was located at Eagle Ave. and Westchester Ave. in the Bronx. Community activists were protesting the film's negative depiction of minorities and of the Bronx in general. This print is accompanied by a mounted photocopy of the New York Post article with note from "Reyes II" of the UBP (United Bronx Parents) Photography Workshop congratulating Joe on its publication.

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Vigil for John Lennon at Strawberry Fields, Central Park
Mourners for John Lennon holding hands

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Ben Gazzara at a protest of Fort Apache: The Bronx, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
The actor Ben Gazzara and an unidentified woman photographed outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel during a protest of the film Fort Apache, The Bronx.

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Tony Tone, LA Sunshine, and Grandmaster Caz, Harlem World
Tony Tone and Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers pose with LA Sunshine of the Treacherous Three

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Cold Crush Brothers, South Bronx High School
Cold Crush Brothers and the audience at the South Bronx High School gym

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Inside the Botanica
Clerk behind the counter inside Botanica -- a store that sold religious supplies (rosaries, candles, etc.)

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Subway platform, Prospect Ave. and Westchester Ave.
Man reading a newspaper while waiting for the train at the Prospect Ave. subway stop in the Bronx

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Rachel
Portrait of Rachel; the back of her sister Abigail's head is also visible.

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Sonia
Posed shot of Sonia

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Cold Crush Brothers Studio Shot
Posed picture of Cold Crush in suits

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Posed studio shot of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; photographer unknown. Sugarhill Records publicity photo.

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Kurtis Blow and Melle Mel
Kurtis Blow and Melle Mel looking at a magazine article on Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, possibly at the Amsterdam New, 2340 8th Ave, 4th floor. Photograph by Gary Gershoff.

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Empty matte board
Matte board from which a mounted photograph has been removed.

 
4 x 6 Prints - Cold Crush Brothers [subseries]:
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Cold Crush Brothers and fans at T-Connection
Early Joe Conzo photos of Cold Crush-- possibly the first. Also several shots of people from the audience (friends of Joe Conzo); one shot of Tony Tone with his mother; one shot of Cold Crush's DJ equipment.

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Roseland Ballroom
The Fearless Four onstage; Money Ray, Joe Conzo, Easy A.D. and friends in the audience.

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Cold crush Brothers, South Bronx H.S.
Cold Crush performance at South Bronx High School in 1980 with additional pictures of the Treacherous 3, Kool Moe Dee, Cracker Jack of the Casanova Crew, and King. A photograph from this show was used (without permission) in the film CB4.

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Cold Crush Brothers, South Bronx H.S. Prom
Cold Crush performing at the 1980 South Bronx High School prom. Joe Conzo, Easy A.D., and Tony Tone attended South Bronx HS; this was Joe's prom.

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Cold Crush van ride (Tony Tone's van) upstate NY
Joe Conzo, Cold Crush Brothers, Nana (Tony Tone's cousin), King (Tony Tone's brother), Money Ray, and [Kool Moe Dee], driving upstate in Tony Tone's van. Joe claims that Kool Moe Dee was not present in the van, so we are waiting for identification on the last individual.

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Cold Crush, Skate Palace (onstage)
Cold Crush performance at the Skatin' Palace in 1981.

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Cold Crush, Skate Palace (backstage)
Cold Crush backstage at the Skatin' Palace, 1981.

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Cold Crush and Loose Bruce, Club Negril's
Shots of Cold Crush performing and some shots of b-boy Loose Bruce dancing. Before Cold Crush J.D.L. and Grand Master Caz performed together as the Notorious Two. There are several silhouette shots of Caz and J.D.L. together in this group, and though this is a Cold Crush performance, Joe Conzo refers to these photos in this group as shots of the Notorious Two.

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Charlie Chase, Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Mixer DST, Kips Bay Boys Club
Charlie Chase, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grand Mixer DST at the Kips Bay Boys Club, 1981.

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Cold Crush, Electricians' Hall (Amityville, Long Island)


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Cold Crush at the Fever (167th and Jerome)


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Cold Crush Harlem World Easter Show
This group of photos is a very detailed recording of the 1981 performance of Cold Crush at Harlem World. Shots from this show are identifiable because of the use of a smoke machine onstage.

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Cold Crush and the Treacherous Three, Norman Thomas H.S
Cold Crush and the Treacherous Three perform at Norman Thomas High School in 1981. Also several posed shots of both groups in front of the gym bleachers.

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Cold Crush upstairs at Harlem World
Cold Crush rehearsing upstairs at Harlem World before a show in 1981.

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Cold Crush, Roosevelt High School
Cold Crush performance at Roosevelt H.S. with pictures of crowd and members.

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Cold Crush Brothers and Fantastic Romantic Five 'Wild Style' Rehearsals
The Cold Crush Brothers and Fantastic Romantic 5 rehearsing for Charlie Ahearn's film 'Wild Style' basketball court scene. The basketball court was located at either Ryer Ave. and 182nd Street in the Bronx OR at Intermediate School 115 (Morris Ave. and 184th). Some shots focus on Kevie Kev and Whipper Whip (of the Fantastic Five); Charlie Ahearn and Fab Five Freddy are also visible.

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Cold Crush Brothers and Charlie Ahearn signing the 'Wild Style' contract, Dixie Club
Cold Crush and Charlie Ahearn sign the contract for Ahearn's film Wild Style.

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Cold Crush - Wild Style Filming, Dixie Club,
These pictures show the filming of a scene for Wild Style. The film crew is visible in the crowd.

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Cold Crush Brothers Hoe Ave Boys Club


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Cold Crush Brothers and Fantastic Romantic Five battle, Harlem World
Pictures of the Cold Crush Brothers performance in the famous battle with the Fantastic Romantic Five.

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Cold Crush Brothers, South Bronx High School


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Zulu Nation Anniversary, Bronx River
Tony Tone, DJ Red Alert, J.D.L., Grand Master Caz, Mr. Biggs (of the Soul Sonic Force) and Busy Bee at the 1981 Zulu Nation Anniversary.

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Cold Crush Portraits
Three portrait photos taken on Prospect Ave. and 156th street in the Bronx.

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Cold Crush Brothers studio portraits
A large number of posed group, solo, and duo shots of the Cold Crush Brothers. These portraits were taken in a makeshift studio in the back room of United Bronx Parents in the Bronx.

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Cold Crush Brothers, Harlem World
Posed and performance shots of Cold Crush Brothers (in suits)

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Cold Crush Brothers, Harlem World
Wide shots of the stage during a Cold Crush performance at Harlem World

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Norman Thomas High School Senior Boat Ride
From Cold Crush performance on the Norman Thomas High School senior trip to Bear Mountain on the Hudson River Day Line. (This line was later bought by the Circle Line). Also included: one shot of LA Sunshine (of the Treacherous Three) with members of Cold Crush; several shots of students/audience on boat

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Treacherous Three Anniversary - Cold Crush Brothers, Jazzy Ace and D-Ski, Wayne and Charlie; Harlem World
Shots of performances by Cold Crush, Jazzy Ace and D-Ski, and hip hop ventriloquist act Wayne and Charlie at the Treacherous Three anniversary in either 1982 or 1983. Also: two pictures of Tony Tone's brother King in the crowd.

 
4 x 6 Prints - Bronx, N.Y. Scenes [subseries]:
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United Bronx Parents Picnic
Photos of unidentified individuals from a UBP picnic in 1978. Also one picture of Joe's girlfriend Teresa.

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Fort Apache: The Bronx' Protest
Paul Newman chasing Joe and other protestors off of the set of the film Fort Apache, The Bronx. This was Joe's first published photograph; it appeared in the New York Post, March 25 1980. The film set was located at Eagle Ave. and Westchester Ave. in the Bronx. Community activists were protesting the film's negative depiction of minorities and of the Bronx in general.

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Tito Puente and Machito outdoor performance
Photos of Tito Puente and Machito on stage outdoors in the Bronx. Several photos of Tito and Machito performing, some shots of the crowd, and two photos of filmmaker Carlos Ortiz and his film crew. Ortiz was one of Joe Conzo's mentors, and directed a documentary about Machito.

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Vigil for John Lennon at Strawberry Fields, Central Park
Two young girls mourning John Lennon in Central Park

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Mean Machine' outdoor event, 3rd Ave Hub
Photos of Mean Machine during an outdoor event sponsored by the radio station 92 KTV at the 3rd Ave Hub in the Bronx. The photos include a few pictures of the group onstage, but most are of individuals in the audience.

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Government Cheese handout, United Bronx Parents
Residents of the Bronx waiting in line to pick up free government cheese at United Bronx Parents.

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South Bronx Photography
Photos of various locations in the Bronx in various locations, particularly along Prospect Avenue above 149th St. Some of the photos depict early graffiti and street art. Many street portraits of unidentified individuals. One print depicts a 1978 protest of funding cuts for sports programs in South Bronx high schools. One shot of a vacant lot at Westchester Ave. and Brook Ave. was used as the cover image for the book Next Stop: Growing Up Wild Style by Ivan Sanchez (Touchstone, 2008).

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South Bronx Street Scenes
Photos of everyday street scenes scattered all over the Bronx. Photos depicting stores, street vendors, people walking, and children playing. There are also several shots of a film crew working on an unidentified documentary.

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South Bronx Street Scenes
These photos depict demolished buildings and vacant lots-- the devastation of the South Bronx. Also included are photos from the Cloisters in Manhattan, Lincoln Hospital, and the 1981 or 1982 Puerto Rican Day parade.

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Joe Conzo Portraits
This roll includes Joe's earliest black and white shots-- pictures of his classmates at Junior H.S 149 from 1976. Also included are pictures of Joe's girlfriend Teresa and her nieces, Joe's girlfriend Maria, Abigail and Rachel (two sisters from the Bronx), Sonya, Tiny and Herman (Tiny is the daughter of Carmen Arroyo, the first Hispanic women in NY assembly), Sandy Santiago and Dr. Sporano from Lincoln Hospital, Carlos, Cappy, Roseann Pascale (a college friend of Joe's who now produces the television show Miami Ink), David, and several unidentified children from the South Bronx. The last photo in this group is two identified individuals who may have been radio DJs; they seem to be in a radio station or record store.

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United Bronx Parents Portraits
These portraits are of various people in or outside the office of United Bronx Parents including. Named individuals include Reuben and Yvette, Evelina Antonetty (Founder of U.B.P. and Joe Conzo's grandmother), and Donald Antonetty. There are also several color shots from a UBP party in 1976, including a shot of two vendors who provided food for a summer lunch program.

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Joe Conzo personal photos
These photos depict places and people from Joe Conzo's life in the late 1970s and early 1980s. There are several self-portraits, photos of his son Angel's baptism, his ex-wife Gina Martinez, his first car (a 1976 Chevy Malibu), his cat, his apartment, Lorraine Montenegro (Joe's mother) and her boyfriend Sailor, a basement clubhouse that he shared with his friends, Joe's girlfriend Doris, Joe's family members Donnie (uncle), Eric Kane (brother), Lorraine Montenegro (mother), and Anita (aunt), Joe and friends at Coney Island, Joe's "wedding" to an unknown woman in 1981, Joe and Rolando Arroyo (son of Carmen Arroyo) at Michelangelo Apartments in 1980, and one photo from the South Bronx High School 1980 senior trip to a dude ranch in upstate New York. There are also several self-portraits (including one taken at the studio of Tom Rose Joe's mentor, at Riverside and 92nd St. in Manhattan). Also included are some of Joe's lighting experiments.

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Contact Sheets
The contact sheets are numbered 1-35, but the photos are in no particular order on them. Joe's negatives were kept in a box in his grandmother's house for several years, and they were not organized before the 4x6 prints were developed.