Old Wooden Shack House, Harlem, NY, 1898

An old wooden shack photographed by James Reuel Smith looking southwest on the west side of Broadway between West 123rd and West 124th Streets in Harlem, NY, November 16, 1898. 

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James Reuel Smith was born in 1852 in Skaneateles, NY. Smith loved photographing and investigating the springs and wells of Northern Manhattan from 1897 to 1907. In 1922, he published Springs and Wells in Greek and Roman Literature, Their Legends and Locations.

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