Jefferson-Pool-Photographed by-Bernard-Hoffman-1936

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

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


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

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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.

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