Bayard House, On 110th Street Harlem NY 1864

bayard-house-110th-1800The Bayard House at 110th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues at the beginning of the last century East Harlem, New York. It’s a lithograph by Hayward, NY for Valentine Charming mid-19th century issued New York in 1864. Continue Reading →

‘Stride Toward Freedom’ Signed By King The Day Of Assassination Attempt 1958

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Martin Luther King Jr signed autographed book assassination attempt PSA/DNA For an incredible man who simple stated “I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther King Jr.   Continue Reading →

Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Jonah’s Gourd Vine,’ 1934 (Book)

51olby4cgVL._SX346_BO1,204,203,200_Jonah’s Gourd Vine is a great collectible, by Harlem resident Zora Neale Hurston’s first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, “a living exultation” of a young man who loves too many women for his own good. Continue Reading →

Harlem School Of The Arts Founder, Dorothy Maynor Original “Booking Ad,” 1948

Dorothy MaynorThis is a “One of the Finest Soprano Voices Of Our Time” original Harlem collectible from 1948 campaign ad. It’s a beautifully designed black and white booking ad for Harlemite and soprano Dorothy Maynor 1910-1996. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Hand Signed Photograph

ASAP Rocky - Hip Hop Rapper Autographed Hand SignedHere is a rare collectible of a 11 x 14 inch high quality ‘thick’ photograph signed with a black marker by Harlem man A$AP Rocky pointing at the viewer in this black and white photograph. Continue Reading →

‘Mules And Men’ By Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston

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Mules and Men by Columbia University graduate and Harlem Renaissance story teller Zora Neale Hurston is a treasury of black America’s folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Continue Reading →

‘The Storefront’ In Harlem 1970, By Ned O’Gorman

the storefront 1971 in harlemThis rare book is about a rare place,The Children’s StorefrontThe Children’s Storefront was one of those rare places where tuition-free private school. Continue Reading →

“Untitled – Homeless Series,” 1999 By Rashid Johnson

art image amazonUntitled – Homeless Series, 1999 a great photo by Rashid Johnson, Rashid is a contemporary American photographer-artist. Johnson is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago. His work is in major museum collections, including the Whitney Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, etc. Continue Reading →

Dorothy Maynor, “Founder Harlem School Of The Arts” Signed 1948

dorothy maynor flyer in harlemA great Harlem collectible signed by legendary Dorothy Maynor (founder of The Harlem School of the Arts) in (not so) dark pencil from an event on April 3rd, 1948 at Ohio Northern University.  Continue Reading →

Swann Celebrates 20th Annual African Americana Auction

Lot-415-E-Simms-Campbell-Night-Club-Map-HarlemOn Thursday, March 31, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana, the 20th annual sale for this groundbreaking department at Swann. Continue Reading →