Columbia College Boathouse, Harlem, 1895

ColumbiaboathouseSide view of the (then) new Columbia College Boathouse, at 115th Street and the Hudson River, Harlem, New York, 1895. Continue Reading →

Book: Vintage Black Glamour By Nichelle Gainer

harlem world mag glamour book

Using rarely accessed photographic archives and private collections, inspired by her family history, Nichelle Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs. Continue Reading →

Dr. King, Jr. Released After Stabbing In Harlem, 1958

A lesser-known attack on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. occurred at a book signing in Harlem on September 20th, 1958, almost a decade before his assassination. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Yuri Kochiyama, Activist, 1960’s

Yuri KochiyamaYuri Kochiyama (河内山 百合 Kochiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) was a Japanese American human rights activist.
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125th Street Looking East, Harlem, New York 1920’s

125th-street-looking-eastAn amazing photograph of a busy 125th Street looking East towards Lenox and 5th Avenues during the Harlem Renaissance in Harlem, New York 1920’s.

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Lola Jackson, The First Female Harlem Air Squadron Member, 1935

the-harlem-air-squadronA rare photograph of Lola Jackson (second from the right), “The First Female member” of the first Harlem “Negro Air Squadron in the world,” receiving an award from other Squadron members at the Roosevelt Field airport in Long Island, New York, on July 24th, 1935.

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John Stephenson Company in Harlem, NY 1836

MNY118077At Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue) between 132nd and 134th Streets.

New York would not be the city it is today without the comprehensive public transportation infrastructure developed during the 19th and 20th centuries. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Horace Bullard, The Peoples Millionaire

coney-ss-slide-DHFH-articleLargeHorace Bullard (1939 – April 2013), was born and raised with his sister named Nellie, and parents in East Harlem, New York.

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