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These photos are dated June 1974. If I recall correctly, the guy told me they were taken in Ohio.

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Minnie (in white turban) is pictured here with her grandmother, Minnie Mathews, to whom she dedicated the “MINNIE” album. Minnie Matthews died approximately eleven months before Minnie’s untimely death. Also pictured are her sisters, Clarice and Elaine; her niece, Yolanda; and other unidentified males.

In the album’s linernotes, Minnie wrote: ” This album is dedicated to my gradmother, Minnie Matthews, Novemebr 18, 1884-August 2, 1978. I hope she can hear it up there.”

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I did not confirm it, but this photo may have been from Minnie’s very last visit to Chicago in 1979.

From left to right: brother,Ronald ; sister,Clarice ; Minnie; and niece Yolanda

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This is one of my favorite pics of Minnie

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This photo¬† appears in the January 1976 publication of VIVA magazine. The article is entitled “Minnie Riperton Raps.”

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These are some video caps to hold you over until Ican scan more pics.

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“Perfect Cherub”

Minnie was heavenly from the very beginning. This is Minnie Riperton’s baby picture. It was taken when her family lived at 546 E. Oakwood Blvd. in Chicago, Il. Minnie’s late sister, and my dear friend, Clarice Riperton-Jackson, gave this copy to me in 1999 for my scrapbook.

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