Boy At St. Nicholas Avenue Harlem Spring, NY, 1899 (Photograph)

Unidentified boy is photographed by James Reuel Smith seated on a boulder above a spring at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 139th Street, Harlem, New York, May 5, 1899.

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115th Street Well, At The East Wall Of 27 W. 115th Street, NY, 1897

A great dramatic photograph of the 115th Street Well, at the east wall of 27 West 115th Street, on the north side between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue, Harlem, NY, December 27, 1897. Continue Reading →

Indian Spring And Tiemann’s Fountain, Harlem NY – 1915

In his book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx (New-York Historical Society, 1938; written in 1916), James Ruel Smith documented several springs in the area near Broadway and 125th Street which were still flowing at the time– between 1890 and 1915.

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