Tag Archives: Harlem

“After Death – What?” – Easter by Weegee

Weegee, [Clothing salesman, Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York], ca. 1941 (2358.1993) Weegee, “Easter Sunday in Harlem,” April 26, 1943 (2077.1993) “Easter Sunday in Harlem. Easter paraders in Harlem made a fine showing with new suits and dresses. These girls were … Continue reading

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Easter

Wm. J. S. Bradway, Baptismal Service at Canton Baptist Church, Easter, Hancock’s Bridge, New Jersey, 1908 (2010.5.10) Russell Lee, [Boys on Easter morning, Chicago], April 1941 (109.2003) Russell Lee (1903-1986), Part of the Easter Parade on the South Side, Chicago, … Continue reading

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Jill Freedman: Firehouse

Jill Freedman, Harlem Stoop, New York City, from “Firehouse,” 1976 (143.1981.a) Jill Freedman, Next time, I’ll do the cooking, New York City, from “Firehouse,” 1976 (143.1981.b) Jill Freedman, Brotherly Love, South Bronx, from “Firehouse,” 1975 (143.1981.d) Jill Freedman, Phantom Peace, … Continue reading

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“Water is Life”

Leonard Freed (1929-2006), The fire hydrants are opended during the summer heat, Harlem, NY, 1967 (404.1981) Charles Pratt (1929-1976), Hoboken, 1963 (87.1996) Charles Pratt (1929-1976), Hoboken, 1963 (86.1996) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), N.Y. City, 1977 (27.1992) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), South 3rd … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Past: Collectable, Grocery, Hardware, Grocery – Delicatessen, Junk, and Secondhand Shoe Shops, 1926-1946

James VanDerZee (1886-1983), [Junk shop with owner], 1926 (860.2000) James VanDerZee (1886-1983), A Pioneering Negro Owned Grocery, 1927 (859.2000) (More about James VanDerZee in this great Fansinaflashbulb post: James VanDerZee.) Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Hardware Store, January 26, 1938 (667.1984) Aaron … Continue reading

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“A wishful dream about Thanksgiving, turkey, etc.” – Happy Thanksgiving, 2017

Aaron Siskind, Harlem Peace Meals, ca. 1937 (93.1981) Martin Munkácsi, [Turkey vendor, England], 1932 (2007.110.55) Todd Webb, [Turkey seller, Patzcuaro, Mexico], 1969 (2013.99.54) Lee Sievan, Turkey Dinner 40¢, 1940s (7.1990) Weegee, [Triumphant turkey catcher after turkey truck crash on the … Continue reading

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Dances of the Devil: A Witch and Half a Dozen Devils (Six Satans) and a Mailbox

Voila, March 30, 1935, (2007.71.25) Voila, March 31, 1934 (2007.71.62) Vu, January 9, 1929 (2007.84.3) Weegee, “The foreman of the devils was peeved, because the assistant devils were not in costume.” 1945 (14581.1993) Weegee, [Costumed devil with atomic bomb, Saturday … Continue reading

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