The I. Kunz’s Well In Harlem NY 1898 (Photograph)

A great photograph by Harlem documentarian James Reuel Smith of the I. Kunz’s Well, (80 feet west), at 6th Street at West 138th Street, in Harlem, New York, on April 21, 1898. Continue Reading →

Boy At A Well In West Harlem Shoreline, New York, May 13, 1898

Unidentified boy with water container photographed by James Reuel Smith at an old rough Well on the Hudson River shore (to the right) looking southeast from West 158th Street, in Harlem, NY, May 13, 1898.

Continue Reading →

Pinkney’s Well, Harlem NY, April 21, 1898

Pinkney’s Well, north of West 139th Street between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, New York City, April 21, 1898.

Continue Reading →


Shop, The New Harlem World Shop!


Small Boy A Top A Well At Broadway And West 124th Street, West Harlem, 1898

Turn of the century Harlem photograph by James Reuel Smith, a small Harlem boy sitting a top a well on the northeast corner of Broadway and West 124th Street, Harlem, New York, April 9, 1898.

Continue Reading →


Shop, The New Harlem World Shop!


Boy At St. Nicholas Avenue Harlem Spring, NY, 1899 (Photograph)

Unidentified boy is photographed by James Reuel Smith seated on a boulder above a spring at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 139th Street, Harlem, New York, May 5, 1899.

Continue Reading →


Shop, The New Harlem World Shop!


115th Street Well, At The East Wall Of 27 W. 115th Street, NY, 1897

A great dramatic photograph of the 115th Street Well, at the east wall of 27 West 115th Street, on the north side between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue, Harlem, NY, December 27, 1897. Continue Reading →

Well And House, Harlem, NY, 1898 (Photographs)

Another great photograph (above) by James Reuel Smith of a Well and House, 50 feet east of Amsterdam Avenue and 100 feet north of West 137th Street, New York, the two photographs were taken on April 9, 1898. Continue Reading →


Sign Up for the Harlem World Newsletter