East Harlem Evening Scene c.1940, by Daniel Ralph Celentano-East Harlem Born and Raised!

 East Harlem Evening Scene c.1940, by Daniel Ralph Celentano-East Harlem Born and Raised!

Celentano, at the age of 12, was Thomas Hart Benton’s first and youngest student. He attended Parson’s School of Design and the National Academy of Design, both in New York. His work often focused on East Harlem, as the subject matter of his drawings, paintings and murals. He was born and raised in the predominantly Italian neighborhood known as East Harlem. He exhibited at many of the major museums as an accomplished American Scene painter during the WPA and WWII era.
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A Rainy Day in Vintage East Harlem-Another Great Find! A window into East Harlem history, through vintage photos.

East 119 bw 2nd 3rd May 11 1919 nyplRainy day street photo: East 119th Street and 2nd Avenue, looking toward the 3rd Avenue elevated. May 11, 1919

Photo source: NYPL Digital Gallery

Yorkville Area, NYC-Vintage Photos and Demographics!



East Harlem in the Jefferson Park Area:Circa 1940’s

East Harlem in the Jefferson Park Area:Circa 1940’s

East Harlem, 1948- Sanitation campaign winning block: E. 114th St.

233 E. 114th St. dec 10 1948 hspThis photo is one of many, digitized by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. It is part of Leonard Covello’s archive. The building’s address is 233 East 114th Street. The date this photo was taken was December 10th, 1948.

Photo Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Photo link: http://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/1828

Milk & Cream Wagon, 506-508 E. 118th Street Harlem, 1900

From 1950 to 1966, my family lived across the street, on East 118.

116th Street And Lexington Avenue E Harlem, 1915

East Harlem, July 9, 1915.