Canada Lee By James Van Der Zee In Harlem

CANADA LEEThis great image of actor and civil rights activist Canada Lee taken by Harlem Renaissance master photographer James Van Der Zee at the G.G.G. Photo Studio, 2077-7th Avenue, Harlem, New York. Signed by Lee:

“To Pearl McCullough the darlingest woman I have known Love and Best Wishes Canada Lee”.

The James Van Der Zee studio was on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets (source).

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