Category Archives: Recollections

Recollections: The NYPD Shield

I went to Harry’s house last night to pick up some Apollo Theater memorabilia, and we got to talking about the differences between New York City Police Officers and “civilians.” I was able to capture this part about his Shield … Continue reading

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More Photography

Other famous photographers who were also capturing images of Harlem at the same time as Harry: Dawoud Bey, “Harlem, USA“ “Harlem, USA” was first exhibited at the Studio Museum in 1979, and the photos were on display again earlier this … Continue reading

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Recollections: On Photography

I have always been interested in the field of photography. Capturing special moments on film has allowed my family, friends and me to reminiscence about the good old days of the 50′s ,60’s and 70’s.  However, never in my wildest … Continue reading

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Recollections: Wells Restaurant

Wells restaurant had the best fried chicken and waffles I had ever tasted. My wife, daughter and mother lived over the restaurant at 2247 7th ave Apt.2B (now known as Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). At times it got quite noisy … Continue reading

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Looking Fierce

James R. Sanders at details how to channel your inner Pam Grier this season in the feature Soul Chic: That 70s Show-room. For additional inspiration check out some of Harry’s shots from The Street and My Family.

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Recollections: Patricia Davis

From Stephen McMillian at comes this interview with former Soul Train dancer Patricia Davis. She shares her memories of her time on- and off-camera with artists like James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. It’s really a … Continue reading

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Harlem Week 2011

Celebrations are well underway for the 37th Annual Harlem Week. Watch this interview from WCBS with Voza Rivers, one of the original founders of Harlem Day (which became Harlem Week, and is now really 45 days!) He talks about the … Continue reading

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NYPD Chief Diaz, who crunched crime in lieu of numbers, calls it a day

Diaz started his career in January 1970, in the 1st Precinct — Manhattan’s Financial District, where, as he recalled, thieves would make off with heavy IBM Selectric typewriters. “And then from there I went to East Harlem, and then I … Continue reading

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Recollections: Jimmy Williams

”I came from a great generation,” said Williams, his native southern drawl rich with charm. ”My generation had Jackie Robinson [the first black Major League baseballer] and Jesse Owens [hero of the 1936 Olympics]. We were a great generation … … Continue reading

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