Thursday, June 29, 2017


Harlem Bespoke: One of the remaining historic sites that is still a constant is the GGG Photo Studio sign in the Mount Morris Park neighborhood.  We walked by the brownstone commercial space on Lenox just below 124th Street in the past week and noticed that chipped paint was still intact after over 80 years of history.  This was the Harlem studio of iconic Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee who took romantic, sepia portraits of the new African-American society in the city and provided a rare record of life uptown in the early part of the 20th Century.  Today a real estate office has taken up the storefront but at least the facade is still intact.  More on James Van Der Zee can be found in our past post: LINK 2017

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