Harlem Bishop R. C. Lawson Buys First Lincoln Continental, 1956

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A great photograph taken looking towards 125th Street on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Avenue), with the Alhambra across the street in Jet Magazine, February 7th, 1956. Continue Reading →

Nora Holt “The Mama That Can’t Behave” In Harlem (warning)

She was satirized under pseudonyms in Harlem Renaissance novels. Throughout that period she was referred to as a bronze venus, dusky diva and outrageous party girl.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Killers Mary Cunningham And Ethel Little 1954

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Even though the story in bold and all caps type was about America’s Richest Beggars, it was the sexy cover photograph of Harlem model Mary Cunningham that got all the attention in the March 25, 1954 issue of Jet Magazine. Continue Reading →

Harlem “Spinster” Miss Dorinda Ford And Bibi, 1956

dorinda ford in harlemA great photograph of Harlemite Dorinda Ford and a great story in Jet Magazine from February 9th, 1956. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Colonel Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, “The Black Eagle of Harlem” (video)

1931-01_julianHubert Julian was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1897, the son of a cocoa plantation manager. He migrated to Canada in 1914, where he claimed to have learned to pilot an aeroplane and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Continue Reading →

Pin Up Twins Rub The “Tree Of Hope” For Good Luck In Harlem

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Here is a great black and white tear sheet from Jet Magazine in the 1950’s of Pin up twins who sit on the “Tree Of Hope” at 129th Street and 8th Avenue (aka St. Nichloas Avenue) in Harlem, New York.

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