Category Archives: 1930s to 1940s

1930s HARLEM, New York Stock Footage

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the streets


The streets of harlem, 1930’s or 40’s.

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The Que Que Club


A 1930’s high yellow social club of mostly mulattos.
It’s really crazy how these little ‘clubs’ were allowed to exist and thrive
back then….well for all I know it could still be going on today , but on
the low. In any event, it’s history so it will be included in this
on-line collection.

 

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Rooftop Antics


Two young girls clowning around on a city rooftop in their swinsuits.
I believe these two girls are Puerto Ricans that lived in uptown
Manhattan or the Bronx in the late 1930’s or early 40’s.

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She was in good cheer


Studio portrait of a woman with a white hat and petal print dress. 1940’s.

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Class of 1939


A graduating class from a 1930’s county technical school, not sure if this was some
kind of all black high school back in bygone days.

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Rooftop Bathing Beauty


A young woman in a bathing suit on top of the roof of a building.
Must have been a great way to get a little sun back in the day. 1930s

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Capturing baby


Cute little girl, I love how they made her hold the little blow-up elephant and
the placement of the bow in her hair. This pose and scenery is not
so different from what they do today. Probably 1930’s.

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Innocents with a smile


Adorable portrait of a young african american girl with a fancy polka-dot
ruffled sleeve dress. Gorgeous, considering hair style, dress and
texture of the image looks like the late 1930’s.

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Family Out and About


I love vintage candid images, it gives you a natural feel to that
particular era and you can also glean some great scenery, which give you more
respective of what things really looked like back then. Fabulous image
of a 1930’s family.

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