Rose Meta Morgan began a beauty empire in Harlem, NY, during the 1940s and quickly became a powerhouse in the field and a doyenne of African American high society.
I don’t know about you, but we love everything little thing about Harlem history, and this little Souvenir card from the Joe Louis’ Restaurant, at 11 west 125th Street, Harlem, New York, ca 1950’s is fabulous.
Rare video footage of boxing champ Joe Louis and his wife Mara “the best dressed woman in America” Trotter seen outside an apartment building in Harlem, New York.
A great image of The Joe Louis Restaurant & Bar still under construction on the north side of 125th Street (between 8th and 7th Avenue) in Central Harlem, New York, 1950.
The Brown Bomber, in a great ringside seat photograph of the Joe Louis’ bout against Billy Conn, the Light Heavyweight Champion met on June 18, 1941.
Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, February 1, 1904 – July 20, 1946, was an American trombonist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was a Harlem and UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.