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From the Harlem series, No. 28
The Harlem Branch Library of the New York Public Library at 9 West 124th Street
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000
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This scene is one of thirty images of Harlem by the noted African American painter Jacob Lawrence. Exhibited at The Downtown Gallery, New York, in 1943, the series depicts the rich contrasts of life in that section of Manhattan during World War II, with its poverty and its amusements, its home life and its street activities.