The Village of Harlem, New York City 1970 photographs.

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From a Paris Match issue on Harlem in 1970. Jack Garofalo  photographed the neighborhood in July of that year.

1970 was such a crossroads for fashion too.  The men in the top and bottom photos might be only a decade apart but their clothing seems to belong to two really different eras.

1970 was such a crossroads for fashion too.  The men in the top and bottom photos might be only a decade apart but their clothing seems to belong to two really different eras. Continue reading

The Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s-30s.

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Aaron Douglas was an artist and muralist who came to fame during the years of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s-30s. Although he’s most known today for his paintings, he did a lot of illustration work back in the day for various book covers and magazines, especially The Crisis and Opportunity, as well as the cover of the 1926 publication of Fire!!. (You can get a full-sized reproduction of Fire!! here.) Here are some favorite Aaron Douglas magazine covers (and one playbill cover).

Because I just saw the top one @ the Shomberg, I bought it. It feels peculiar to have Zora Neal Hurston’s words in my hands in this form. – –

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Harlem Portraits & Ballroom Queens, Captured.

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Chantal Regnault’s Ballroom Portraits

The French-Haitian photographer who captured the 1990s vogue scene in New York. Chantal Regnault is the photographer behind the images in Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-1992, a new publication by Soul Jazz Records. She talks about her days behind the lens alongside some of Harlem’s most vibrant performers. Her story was told to .

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