Birth Certificate Of A Black Slave Child, Harlem, 1800

harlem slave birth certifcateAn incredibly rare hand written paper in brown ink is the birth certificate written by Harlemite Elizabeth Maunsell for a ‘certain negro child named Brett,’ from Harlem Hill, NY, 1800. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Rowing club, Harlem River, 1911

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The Harlem Rowing Club was part of the New York Rowing Association (the “Association”) was founded by returning civil war veterans in Harlem around 1866. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Voices, A Neighborhood’s Stories Told

116thstreet_Lexington_1915Come hear the story of East Harlem told by current and former residents who lived, worked, or visited in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

110th Street And 5th Avenue, Harlem, NY 1919

110th Street and 5th Avenue  1919  Photo by Jacob Applebaum  From the Museum of the City of New York.

A surreal photograph looking north with Harlem Meer in Central Park behind the photographer on the corner of 5th Avenue at 110th Street, Harlem, New York, 1919. Continue Reading →

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 →