Bygone Americana

Harlem, New York, 1935.

Harlem, New York, 1935.

(Source: museumsyndicate.com)

Boy at the swimming pool in Harlem. New York, 1942.
By Gordon Parks

Boy at the swimming pool in Harlem. New York, 1942.

By Gordon Parks

(Source: artblart.com)

Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, 1939.
By Cornell Capa

Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, 1939.

By Cornell Capa

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

Black dolls manufactured to celebrate the Black is Beautiful movement. Harlem, 1968.
By Eve Arnold

Black dolls manufactured to celebrate the Black is Beautiful movement. Harlem, 1968.

By Eve Arnold

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

Harlem, 1968.
By Gordon Parks

Harlem, 1968.

By Gordon Parks

(Source: The New York Times)

Neighborhood ballet class in Harlem, 1968.
By Eve Arnold

Neighborhood ballet class in Harlem, 1968.

By Eve Arnold

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

Jim Brown, American football hero, being interviewed about the slogan “Black is beautiful.” Harlem, 1968.
By Eve Arnold

Jim Brown, American football hero, being interviewed about the slogan “Black is beautiful.” Harlem, 1968.

By Eve Arnold

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

Harlem, 1990.
By Eli Reed

Harlem, 1990.

By Eli Reed

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

A policewoman plays with local kids in Harlem, 1978.
By Leonard Freed

A policewoman plays with local kids in Harlem, 1978.

By Leonard Freed

(Source: magnumphotos.com)

Harlem neighborhood, 1952.
By Gordon Parks

Harlem neighborhood, 1952.

By Gordon Parks

(Source: weinstein-gallery.com)