Wednesday, May 23, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: Sailors in Harlem circa 1939

Fleet week has started for 2012 so we took a look back in 1939 at a photo of a couple of sailors hanging out at a restaurant in Central Harlem. The archival image has the location as 7th Avenue at 143rd Street and the two visiting sailors appear to be hanging out at a local diner that used to be situated at that particular storefront.  This eatery apparently was called Gray Shop No. 2 based on the signage and the awning.

Sid Grossman, Federal Art Project 1939 via the digital Collection at the Museum of the City of New York

1 comment:

  1. Chicken Dinner .45! Boat leaves 132nd Street & Hudson River to 1939 Worlds Fair. Chicken Dinner price & dock at 132nd Street & Hudson River no longer exist, how things have changed.