Springs And Wells Of Harlem Photographer, James Reuel Smith, 1890 And 1915’s

James Reuel Smith was an interesting guy, from the late 19th to the early 20th century, he painstakingly photographed the Wecksquaesgeek Indian water springs and wells in Harlem, all over New York City Continue Reading →

Well At West 140th Street, Harlem, NY, 1898 (Photograph)

A great photograph by James Reuel Smith of a long demolished Well at 619-621 West 140th Street (now 625-627), near Riverside Drive in West Harlem, NY, on May 13, 1898.

Well And House, Harlem, NY, 1898 (Photographs)

Another great photograph (above) by James Reuel Smith of a Well and House, 50 feet east of Amsterdam Avenue and 100 feet north of West 137th Street, New York, the two Continue Reading →

The 119th Street Well In Harlem Farming Country, 1897 (Photo)

The 119th Street Well by James Reuel Smith, the Well was located 25 feet south of west 119th Street and 150 feet east of Amsterdam Avenue, NY, October 6, 1897.

Wooden Farm House On Broadway At West 123rd And 124th Streets, Harlem, NY, 1898

This is a great photograph looking northwest on the west side of Broadway between West 123rd and West 124th Streets, taken by James Reuel Smith in Harlem, NY, November 16, 1898. 

Little Boy At 149th Street Well, Harlem, New York, May 13, 1898.

Little Harlem boy with hat at Well photographed by James Reuel Smith below at the  on the Hudson River shore and West 149th Street, Harlem, New York, May 13, 1898.

Hand Pump Well At 139th Street, NY 1898 (Photograph)

At the turn of the century and before the Harlem Renaissance, there were places like this hand pump well (above) at the rear of a home at 147 West 139th Street Continue Reading →