The Central Park fresh water spring photograph by James Reuel Smith at West 109th Street, (150 feet east of) Eighth Avenue, Harlem, New York, on March 18, 1901.
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 →
We love this wonderful photograph by James Reuel Smith of an little boy sitting in front of a Harlem Well at 27 West 115th Street, between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on October Continue Reading →
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.
Unidentified boy is photographed by James Reuel Smith seated on a boulder above a spring at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 139th Street, Harlem, New York, May 5, 1899.
A great dramatic photograph of the 115th Street Well, at the east wall of 27 West 115th Street, on the north side between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue, Harlem, NY, December Continue Reading →
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 →
Unidentified house on the Northeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 116th Street, in Harlem, New York, November 8, 1898, by Harlem photographer James Reuel Smith.
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.
The 124th Street Water Well In Harlem photograph was taken by James Reuel Smith on the south side of West 124th Street, between Ninth Avenue and Tenth Avenue, New York, September 28, Continue Reading →
In “El Barrio,” the building was built in 1914 as it’s listed in the 1926 Film Daily Year Book the Eagle Theatre, with 600 seats at 1852 Third Avenue in Continue Reading →
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 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.
Indian Spring and environs, on the southwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue and W. 124th Street, New York, November 16, 1898.
An old wood house on the west side of Broadway (between West 123rd and 124th Streets), West Harlem, New York, November 16, 1898.
Path leading to the Central Park fresh water spring photograph by James Reuel Smith at West 109th Street, (150 feet east of) Eighth Avenue, Harlem, NY, March 18, 1901.
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 →
Here are two great photographs from Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York of the grand old Steamboat “Harlem,” where the docks received at and shipped from the West Harlem Pier at Continue Reading →