Opening Day @ Jefferson Pool in East Harlem. My dad was there. He was 12 yrs. old.

Opening Day @ Jefferson Pool in East Harlem. My dad was there. He was 12 yrs. old.

Police control the 10,000 attendees at the opening of Thomas Jefferson Pool on June 27, 1936.

Source: http://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/pools


Farm Contest in Jefferson Park, East Harlem, N.Y.C., 1939

Farm Contest in Jefferson Park, East Harlem, N.Y.C., 1939

Park Farm Contest
Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan | April 4, 1939

© Copyright New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.


A Day in the Park with East Harlemites

A Day in the Park

Park Farm Contest
Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan | April 4, 1939
There is a clear view to the left of this photo, of the Park’s Pavilion(East Harlemites called it the “White House.”)It was built in the “Beaux-Arts” style of architecture. Notice the twin gas tanks on E. 110th Street, between 1st and 2nd Ave. My dad’s family lived across from the gas tanks. That was their view from their living room.

© Copyright New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.


The 129th Religious Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The 129th Religious Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Save the Dates!


Second Avenue Elevated-125th Street-1940

Second Avenue Elevated-125th Street-1940

Notice the Palace Theatre on the left. The movies that are playing are “Castle on the Hudson,” with John Garfield and Ann Sheridan. This movie was released in February 1940. Also, “My Little Chickadee,” with W. C. Fields and Mae West was released in March of 1940.
Source: http://warofyesterday.blogspot.com/search?q=125th+street


125th Street Second Avenue Elevated Station-circa 1940

125th Street Second Avenue Elevated Station-circa 1940

125th St looking west from Second Ave.
The 3rd Avenue Elevated is in the background.

Source: http://warofyesterday.blogspot.com/search?q=125th+street


Tenement Interior- Circa 1900-1910

Tenement Interior- Circa 1900-1910

Publisher: Detroit Publishing Company. From the Library of Congress digital archives.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994001696/PP/