Item #List1602 Contemporary Press Photograph of the Dunbar Apartments at 149th St. and 7th Ave., c. late 1920s. African-Americana - New York - Housing, Photographers Brown Brothers.

Contemporary Press Photograph of the Dunbar Apartments at 149th St. and 7th Ave., c. late 1920s.

New York: Late 1920s. First Edition. Gelatin silver print measuring 8 x 10 inches. Some editorial marks to verso, very good contrast, very good overall. Very Good. Item #List1602

The Dunbar Apartments were one of the first developments built for African-Americans, in a period in which there was a shortage of housing in Harlem. John D. Rockefeller Jr. funded the project, which was completed in 1926-1928. Offered here is an uncommon period press photograph of the project dating from the period of the project’s completion in the late 1920s. The verso reads “ Dunbar Apts / New Rockefeller Apts / 149th + 7th Ave.” A wooden cart and some original signage is visible on the surrounding streets.

Price: $250.00