Since early in Harlem history food culture has always been something that has of extreme importance.
On the bottom of the sepia-colored card reads (as a side note we thought it was interesting that the manager’s name was crossed out on both the front and back sides of the card):
Niemeyer’s Restaurant And Cafe – Cabaret from 6-1 (am), S. E. Cor. 125th Street and Park Avenue, New York City
The restaurant seems to have been elaborately decorated with ornamentation overhead from one side of the restaurant to the other with intertwined flowers and glass chandeliers. In true Harlem style, you can see the well-appointed tables with napkins, plates, chandeliers, and waiters dressed in black waiting on the left side for the photograph.
The seating for four at each table of many, many guests each night, topped off with what looks like a wood or metal railings hanging atop the ceiling of the restaurant with flowers dangling from each archway.
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Someone names Arnold writes:
Are you still
alive I am still
As you can see, the message on the back of this antique post-card reads:
Niemeyer’s The one bright spot in Harlem Restaurant and Cabaret the best in town.
Phone Harlem 977
The postcard was produced by the Kraus Mfg. Co.