James Van Der Zee’s Harlem Weddings New York 1906 (Photographs)

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Born June 29, 1886, to John and Elizabeth Van Der Zee who worked for President Ulysses S. Grant, Van Der Zee made his first photographs as a boy in Lenox, Mass. Continue Reading →

Hazel “The Darling Of Café Society” Scott, 1920 – 1981 (Video)

Hazel_Scott_19561Hazel Scott, June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981. She was called the “Darling of Café Society” back in 1939 when Harlem New York was alive with the sounds of swing. Continue Reading →