Sunday, March 17

Furrier Store Sign, Harlem, New York City - Walker Evans


"January 1939. Finnish Harlem (aka Finntown) was a vibrant community in the 1920s to 1940s like Little Syria in Lower Manhattan and Little Caughnawaga in Brooklyn. There were about 9000 Finns between 120th and 130th Sts from Madison to Fifth Ave. By the 1940s-50s, 40,000 Finns mostly lived in Sunset Park (Brooklyn). Pictured is a Finnish deli sign on 5th Ave. The building on the left is at 127th St. Still standing today are the Finnish Progressive Society Hall (15 W 126th St), now the Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem, and the Finnish Workers Educational Alliance Building (2056 5th Ave)."
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