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Harlem New York City USA 1938 stock footage and images

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Views of life in Harlem, New York City, circa 1938.

A film about life of the negro people of Harlem in New York City. Scenes of Harlem, New York City, at dusk and nighttime during the Great Depression. Elevated train carrying passengers uptown to Harlem. Commuters coming out of subway station. Kids gathered on the sidewalk. Actor, Ossie Davis, early in his career, is seen at a lunch counter talking to another man. Couples in an upscale restaurant. Exteriors of various ball rooms. People dance, including Whitey's Lindy Hoppers and other dancers performing at the Savoy Ballroom. Couples talk. Couples in formal dress dance to smooth ballroom music. Several girls tap dancing at Smalls Cabaret as jazz musicians play instruments including saxophone and drums. A man enters an apartment building at night. Aerial view of Harlem at night.

Date: 1938
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Betty Blayton talks about her art and teaches children at the Harlem Children's Art Carnival in Harlem, New York.

The paintings of African American Betty Blayton Taylor, director of the Harlem Children's Art Carnival in Harlem, New York. Betty Blayton Taylor looks at her own paintings. Betty Blayton Taylor walks by the Alamo sculpture at 8th St. and Lafayette St. in New York City. Betty Blayton Taylor walks in front of the Rockefeller Center building. Betty Blayton Taylor walks on the grounds of The Lincoln Center and at the New York City waterfront. Harlem streets scenes show Harlem children walking in the street. An African American girl walks on a sidewalk with bicyclists in Harlem. An African American boy walks by a fire engine in Harlem. An African American boy crosses a street in Harlem towards a church. Sign over door reads, "Harlem School of the Arts present The Children's Art Carnival. Created and Sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art." Betty Blayton Taylor is seen helping African American children to paint, sculpt and collage at the Children's Art Carnival. Betty Blayton Taylor is seen painting.

Date: 1971
Duration: 5 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People in a parade and office as well as residential apartments on Lenox avenue in Harlem, New York

A film about life of the negro people of Harlem in New York City during the Great Depression. A band plays in a parade. African American residents of Harlem walk in parade. Aerial view of the parade. People watch parade from terrace of a building. A traffic policeman at work. Automobile traffic in Lenox avenue. Buildings in Lenox avenue. People walking by touch the stump of a good luck elm tree known as the "Tree of Hope", located on Seventh Avenue (later renamed Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.), between 131st Street and 132nd Street in New York City. The tree was cut down in 1934 with expansion work on Seventh Avenue (also called the "Boulevard of Dreams"). People wait to cross road. Elevated views of office and business buildings on 125th street. A crowded and busy sidewalk of pedestrians on 125th street. Government housing development on banks of Harlem river for a restricted lower income group.

Date: 1938
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People do their respective jobs and people at a market place in Harlem, New York, during the Great Depression.

A film titled 'Life in Harlem' about life of the negro people of Harlem in New York. Buildings in Harlem. A horse drawn carriage on road. People near their houses. A man pulls a loaded push cart. A boy comes out of a house for his work as a shoe shine boy. Policemen move out of a police headquarters building for their duty in the streets. A sweeper works on a subway. African American man wearing suit and hat eats a sandwich. A crowded sidewalk with pedestrians and a news stand. An address sign for West 145 Edgecombe Avenue. An apartment building. Views of more wealthy areas of Harlem and Schubert Hills. Women come out of a building. Awning for the Park Lincoln building with street address 309. A woman in elaborate fancy dress and hat walks under awning and enters a waiting car as a doorman holds open the door of the taxi cab for her. Two young women bicycle on road. People shopping at open air food market with vendors and push carts on upper 8th Avenue. A man reads newspaper as he sits and has his shoes shined by a shoe shine man. People at door ways of houses.

Date: 1938
Duration: 3 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Negro children having food and playing at a camp in Harlem,New York.

The Negro children at a camp in Harlem, New York, United States. Children's Aid Society of the city of New York and Boys Club conduct a day camp in Harlem, New York. Children seated on a ground. Councilors give milk and sandwiches to the children. The children have their food. seated on the ground. The children enter a building. Buildings along the sides of a street. Other children on scooters, playing on the street. A sign on a building reads: 'Children's Aid Society of the city of New York' and 'Harlem Boys'.

Date: 1935
Duration: 2 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Negro boys go on scooters to Harlem Day Camp in Harlem, New York City.

Milk and sandwiches distributed to Negro children at Harlem Day Camp in Harlem, New York City. The children receive food. Children enter a building named "Children Aid Society of the City of New York". The Negro boys go on scooters to Harlem Day Camp. The Harlem Boys Club building.

Date: 1960
Duration: 2 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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