Wednesday, August 24, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: Patsys Seafood Lunch c. 1944

Another busy Harlem street scene from 1944 shows the fashion of the day and some of the shops along the boulevard.  The most notable eatery in the above image is Patsys Seafood Lunch which apparently offered 10 and 15 cent specials.  As far as the fashions of the day goes, folks probably held on to clothes a little longer in the Depression years so cloche hats and the A-line silhouette of the 1920s appear to still be present at the time. Click on image to enlarge.

Archival photo courtesy of the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York


  1. Yeah this is very interesting 'cause from the hemlines, hats and other fashions it could be the 30s

  2. I’m not buyin’ this as ’44, not only because of the style of the clothing but because there are a number of men in the photo and none is in uniform.