House And Boy At Amsterdam Avenue And West 116th Street, NY 1898

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. 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. Continue Reading →

The 124th Street Water Well In Harlem, NY 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, 1897.

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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.  Continue Reading →

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.

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Indian Spring, Amsterdam Avenue At 124th Street, Harlem, NY, 1898

Indian Spring and environs, on the southwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue and W. 124th Street, New York, November 16, 1898.  Continue Reading →

Wooden House 123rd Street And Broadway, West Harlem, NY 1898

An old wood house on the west side of Broadway (between West 123rd and 124th Streets), West Harlem, New York, November 16, 1898.

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Central Park Spring, West 109th Street At Eighth Avenue, Harlem, NY, 1901

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. Continue Reading →

Central Park Spring By James Reuel Smith, 109th Street, Harlem, NY, March 18, 1901

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. Continue Reading →

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 and further north. Continue Reading →

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 between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, NY, April 21, 1898 by NY photographer James Reuel Smith. Continue Reading →