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

Collection consists mainly of views of streets in west and central Harlem, New York, from the late 1800s to the 1970s.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1901 - 1998 (Questionable)
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.)
City and town life
Commercial strips
African Americans -- Social life and customs
City dwellers
Small business
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15580587
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 97701f60-c6e8-012f-cd69-3c075448cc4b
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