HW Collection At Harlem World Magazine Store

The HW Collection is a specially curated collection of photographs shot in the Harlem Renaissance style. These collectibles document the disappearing architectural details in Harlem are exclusive to Harlem World Magazine.

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Brownstone Gates At 121st Street, Harlem, NY, 2006

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Le Specs Wayfarer Sunglasses For The Summer

le-plec-galleses-in-harlemHeads up. We got more of those West Coast sunglasses you like so much. What we like is that they look even better here in Harlem on the best Coast! Continue Reading →

Jimmie Daniels “One Of The Most Popular Cafe Singers” Ever In Harlem NY 1908-1984

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Jimmie Daniels was born in Laredo, Texas in 1908, but was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He left Arkansas and traveled to New York in the 1920s, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ruby Bailey, A Fashion Pioneer NY 1912 – 2003

ruby1Ruby Bailey was born in Bermuda in 1905 and arrived in the United States in 1912 with her mother and sister. She lived in Harlem until her death in 2003 at the age of 97. Continue Reading →

‘The Tree Of Hope’ Kids On 131st Street In Harlem NY 1937

the tree of hopeA very rare photograph looking north along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (7th Avenue) of Harlem kids surrounding The Tree Of Hope stump at its original location on the boulevard looking north at 7th Avenue and 131st Street in Harlem, New York in 1937. Continue Reading →

Identifyin(g) & Signifyin(g): Harlem’s Queer Arts Legacy At The Apollo Theater

LafontaineWith its almost annual presentations the Jewel Box Revue during the 1960s and 70s, the Apollo was one of many venues in Harlem to highlight Queer culture and contributions to the arts and entertainment. 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 →

Shop Harlem: “Fire!! Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists” (Paperback)

51QKaiI7hoL._UL500_Originally published in 1926, this periodical was re-issued in limited quantity in 1985. Harlemite by Wallace Thurman, Editor and contributor, it contains work by many of the best-known and most celebrated artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance…. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Romare Bearden And Others Auction At Swann Galleries (update)

romare BeardenOn Tuesday, December 15, Swann Galleries’ will offer African-American Fine Art, featuring a newly re-discovered Norman Lewis painting, an important early-career modernist painting by Romare Bearden, and what is believed to be the first painting by Elizabeth Catlett to come to auction. Continue Reading →

1702/1704/1706 Lexington Avenue At 107th Street, Harlem, NY, 1911

1702-1704-1706-lexington-avenue-107th-street-1911-upper-east-side-manhattan-nyc-20Street view photograph taken from across the street looking West at three brownstones at 1702/1704/1706 Lexington Avenue at 107th Street, Harlem, New York, 1911.

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