Gallery of History

This is a place to contribute photos, videos, artwork and writings from the historical roots of peer support practice. Contributions can be from the early days of the consumer/survivor (c/s/x) movement or any period since then. (Many thanks to Gayle Bluebird for her initial contributions and inspiration to get this started.) 

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Pictured left to right, top to bottom: 1-Jacki McKinney, 2 and 3-unknown, 4-Larry Fricks, 5-Darby Penney, 6 (center) Joseph Rogers, 7-Jerome Laurence, 8-Kathy Muscari (CONTAC), 9- unknown with 10-Celia Brown, 11-Group Photo, 12-Group Photo, 13-Group Photo, 14 and 15 – Shery Mead and unknown, 16 and 17-Lauren Spiro and Chris Hansen, 18 unknown.  Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Pictured left to right, top to bottom: 1 and 2 – Sally Zinman and Jackie Parrish, 3 – Cookie Gant, 4-Mike Finkle (On Our Own, MD), 4- unknown, 6, 7 and 8 – Jacki McKinney, Paolo del Vecchio, and Judi Chamberlin, 9 and 10 (center) unknown and Sally Zinman, 11 and 12 unknown, 13 Rae Unsicker, 14 group includes Sally Clay, 15, 16 and 17 – Dan Fisher, Laurie Ahern and Jean Campbell, 18 and 19 – unknown, 20 unknown.  

Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Pictured left to right, top to bottom: 1 – Howard Geld (Howie the Harp), 2- Leonard Roy Frank, 3 and 4 – George and Mary Ann Ebert, 5 and 6 – Kineke Bermudey and Gayle Bluebird, 7 and 8 (center, unknown), 9 and 10 – Pat Risser and Judi Chamberlin, 11-Jeanne Mutuis (song writer), 12 – Su Budd,  13 – Paul Dorfner (photographer).  

Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Howard Geld (Howie the Harp) Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Cookie Gant (photographer, artist, and poet) Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Mark Davis a/k/a Miss Altered States. Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Gayle Bluebird a/k/a Henrietta.  Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Three photos above – Top to bottom, left to right: 
Top photo: 1 – Laura Van Tosh, 2 – Judi Chamberlin, 3 – Rae Unsicker. 
Middle photo: Protest with Judi Chamberlin waving a protest sign 
Bottom photo:  1 (unknown) 2- Natalie Reatig, 3 – Jackie Parrish. Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Nashville Alternatives. Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Mark A. Davis (MAD). Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

Mark A. Davis (MAD). Photo credit: Gayle Bluebird

“Grandmothers of the Movement” (Left to right) Sally Zinman, Pat Deegan, Jacki McKinney, and Gayle Bluebird. Taken at a NYAPRS Conference. (Photo Credit: Celia Brown)

Derrick Fort and George Badillo. (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Celia Brown and Sally Zinman. (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Judi Chamberlin and Darby Penney. (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Pearl Johnson. (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Leonard Roy Frank and Kristina Yates. (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Jacki McKinney (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Peter Stasney (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Ron Bassman and Laurie Ahern (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Protest (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Robert Whittaker (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)

Rae Unsicker (Photo Credit: Suitcase Exhibit)