Street scenes

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Street scenes
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1901 - 1998 (approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Street Scenes
Theaters -- New York (N.Y.)
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Street photography -- New York (N.Y.)
Collection consists mainly of views of streets in west and central Harlem, New York, from the late 1800s to the 1970s.
Table of Contents
Organized into four series: I. Harlem and Upper Manhattan, 1800s; II. Harlem, 1900-1970s; III. Miscellaneous Manhattan views and outer boroughs; IV. Other U.S. citiesTrue
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b15580587
UUID: 97701f60-c6e8-012f-cd69-3c075448cc4b
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