Joe Louis’ Restaurant Souvenir Card, Harlem NY 1950’s

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I don’t know about you, but we love everything little thing about Harlem history, and this little Souvenir card from the Joe Louis’ Restaurant, at 11 west 125th Street, Harlem, New  York, ca 1950’s is fabulous.

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Boxer Joe Louis And Wife Mara “The Best Dressed Woman In America” Trotter Harlem NY (Rare Video)

trotter and joe louis in harlemRare video footage of boxing champ Joe Louis and his wife Mara “the best dressed woman in America” Trotter seen outside a apartment building in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem Boxing Champion Harry “The Black Panther” Wills (video)

Harry_Willis_1916Harry “The Black Panther” (or “The Brown Panther”) Wills, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 1889 was a heavyweight boxer who three times held the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. Continue Reading →

Marva Trotter Louis, Harlem Model, 1936

Marva_LewisHarlem’s Marva Trotter Louis, the Chicago stenographer turned model, singer and the first wife of boxing legend Joe Louis and had two children (daughter Jacqueline in 1943 and son Joseph Louis Barrow, Jr. in 1947). Continue Reading →