Harlem Street Scenes At 130th New York 1930’s (Video)


As usual a busy Harlem day with a woman walking away from camera toward crowd outside of the Rhythm Club. A horse and wagon past in front of the camera from the right side, a fire truck in street as people watch, as traffic past and two police officers watch.

Here’s the rare footage:

The day continues with people watching loading of ladders and back out. It’s storefronts and traffic between camera and sidewalk busyness. A West 130th Street Harlem Seafood sign, woman selling scarfs and a woman selling ices on the sidewalk, as Harlemites past posters and furniture for sale on sidewalk.

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