Harlem’s Matthew Henson The First Man To Reach The Geographic North Pole 1929-1955

Matthew Alexander Henson, August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955, was an American explorer who accompanied Rear Admiral Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years. Continue Reading →

The Hoofers Club In Harlem, 1930’s

hoofers club and treet of hope in harlemThe Hoofers Club was an black entertainment establishment and dancers club hangout in Harlem, NY, in the early to mid twentieth century. Continue Reading →

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, 1878 – 1949

Jesse_Owens_and_Bill_Bojangles_Robinson_1936Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949, was a pioneer and pre-eminent African-American tap dance performer since his childhood. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Style Of Norton And Margot 1933 – 1947

tumblr_nkey1zNqqu1rb3osco2_500From 1933 until 1947 Margot Webb and Harold Norton performed on the Afro-American vaudeville circuits of night clubs and theatres in Harlem, around the Northeast and the Midwest. Continue Reading →

Miss Suzie Porter, By James Van Der Zee, Harlem, NY 1915

Miss Suzie Porter Harlem photo by James Van Der Zee 1915 1A great image of Harlem resident Miss Suzie Porter at home by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee, in Harlem New York, 1915.

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‘The Tree Of Hope’ Kids On 131st Street In Harlem NY 1937

the tree of hopeA very rare photograph looking north along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (7th Avenue) of Harlem kids surrounding The Tree Of Hope stump at its original location on the boulevard looking north at 7th Avenue and 131st Street in Harlem, New York in 1937. Continue Reading →

Harlem Map Purchased By Yale’s Beinecke Library

E-Simms-Campbell-Night-Club-Map-HarlemSwann Galleries’ On Thursday, March 31, 2016 auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana sold an illustration by E. Simms Campbell, a lively A Night-Club Map of Harlem, pen and brush, 1932 to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. Continue Reading →

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