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 →

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 →