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View of Harlem from Morisania, 1765 from the collection of NYPL
A view of Harlem plains in 1814 from NYPL
An image of Macombs dam and bridge taken in 1856. From the collection of the New York City Department of Records.
Harlem and Upper Manhattan -- early 20th century
Residents of Harlem in the 1930s -- from the collection of NYPL
Shoe Shine stand 135th Street and Lenox from the collection of NYPL
View of Washington Heights under construction, ca 1910 from the NY Historical Society