Tuesday, October 25, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: Harlem, 1960 by Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter's color images of New York City in the mid century provided a historic glimpse of the metropolis which had mostly been photographed in black and white in previous decades.  The above photo shows Harlem in 1960s with a dapper gentleman, an unidentified restaurant or jazz venue along with a truck dropping off a shipment of gin.  Could this be 125th Street?  There's not much information on the photo but the brief elements of the image still provide a colorful glimpse of a time gone by.


  1. Great photo and great use of light and shadow.

  2. I love that gin sign - made with "imported botanicals"

  3. I could go for a glass of imported botanicals right now. It’s five o’clock somewhere in the world.