Tag Archives: Harlem

Ink Spots at the Savoy

Weegee, [Ink Spots performing at the Savoy Ballroom], October 1943 (660.1993) (Eastman Kodak Safety film, 4×5 negative) ‘Cootie’ Williams, Sultans Score at Savoy Reopening New York – When the Savoy Ballroom opened its doors last Friday night there was a … Continue reading

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“Freedom from Fear”

Weegee, [Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and son looking through window shattered by rock-throwing hoodlums, Harlem, New York], October 17, 1943 (20109.1993) This tragic picture is a symbol of that evil thing, race hatred. Mrs. Bernice Lythcott and her one-year-old son Leonard … Continue reading

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summer summer

Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1951 (78.1992) Unidentified Photographer, [Two unidentified girls, one eating watermelon, the other disrobing], ca. 1960 (2012.24.1) The rich history of snapshot photography has yet to be written. But when that text is transcribed it will finally … Continue reading

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“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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