Seven Feet Below 115th Street And Fifth Avenue In Harlem, NY 1870

Grading left some lots below street level grading at 117th Street and Fifth Avenue in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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Central Park Spring At 109th Street And 8th Avenue Harlem, New York, 1901

A photograph of the Central Park natural Spring entrance by photographed by James Reuel Smith at West 109th Street at Eighth Avenue in central Harlem, NY, on March 18, 1901. Continue Reading →


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Michael Barry’s Well At West 137th Street Harlem By James Reuel Smith April 21, 1898

A light photograph of Michael Barry’s well and horse carriage, on the north side of West 137th Street, between Lenox and Fifth Avenues in Harlem, NY, on April 21, 1898. Continue Reading →


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Old Wooden Shack House, Harlem, NY, 1898

An old wooden shack photographed by James Reuel Smith looking southwest on the west side of Broadway between West 123rd and West 124th Streets in Harlem, NY, November 16, 1898.  Continue Reading →


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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.

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A Historic Harlem “Wells And Springs” On The Henry Hudson River Shore Line, 1897

A great, clear photograph by James Reuel Smith looking northwest taken of the Wells and Springs building on the shoreline of the Hudson River (with a ship passing in the distance), from the other side of the railroad tracks, between West 122nd and 123rd Streets in West Harlem, New York, on September 28, 1897.

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