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AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2

Old Photos from Syracuse, 1800-1960's

If you have family in Syracuse, you may recognize the night clubs, schools, churhces,usher boards, servicemen, ballplayers (Roosevelt High '73)in thse shots online at

This collection of African American images features several hundred
photographs which were taken from the mid-1800s to the present time. This historical archive documents the African American
community in Syracuse, New York, in portraits, at weddings, proms, graduations, sporting events, and in everyday activities.

This digital collection represents one fourth of the complete collection which is housed at the Beauchamp Branch Library in
Syracuse. Initial funding for the project was provided in 1994 by the Documentary Heritage Program, New York State
Department of Education.

The Living Textbook project at NPAC gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Olivia Opello, Onondaga County Public
Library, Rosemary Rhue and Kiesha Morris, Syracuse University School of Information Studies.



IMAGES from the 1990's

IMAGES from the 1980's

IMAGES from the 1970"s

IMAGES from the 1960's

IMAGES from the 1950's

IMAGES from the 1940's

IMAGES from the late 1800's to early 1900's


file://localhost/tmp_mnt/home/A10D/rhuer/ AA_GIFs/Cuse_Cut_Shop.GIF"> CUSE CUTS Barber Shop (936K) located in
Downtown Syracuse

IMAGES from the 1990's


Front portion of CUSE CUTS Barber Shop (936K) located in Downtown Syracuse

Front portion of Percy Jones New & Used Furniture Store (1674K)

A regular day in front of DAVIS FAMILY RESTAURANT (1211K), located in downtown Syracuse

CUSE GIRL (851K) at work at Cuse Cuts Barber Shop

A look at the exterior of DEB's Meat Town Market (2583K)

Front portion of the American Muslim Community Center (2201K)

Dorothy poses in front of her BEAUTY SUPPLY Store (1917K)


BILLBOARD (1796K) representing the times

Beauty Salon owner (1175K) poses in her store

STATE TROOPERS (240K) pose at a Syracuse parade

Newspaper seller (8807K) poses in front of KEY BANK

Ladies in attendance at the JACK & JILL HERITAGE DINNER (698K)

TheWhite family's two sets of twins (276K)

Bride preparing for a traditional African Wedding (909K)

Nottingham High School Prom couple, (260K) 1993

Brothers pose for a Christmas picture (268K)



MOORE FAMILY (927K) enjoy a Syracuse summer day 94.14.7

Grandmother poses (918K) with her grandchildren

Three generations, Cheryl Wilkins Mitchell behind her mother Marjory Werts Wilkins and Aisha Mitchell, (252K) of the

Wilkins family


High School graduating Seniors in traditional photos: Laurie Ann White (1961) (648K) and Michael Jerome White (1982)


Ladies of Lambda Kappa Mu (232K) attend a luncheon at the Southwest Center

Urban League installation (240K) of officers

Ms. White and Mr. White attend wedding at Syracuse Marriot Inn (124K)

Ten year old Jaras poses in front of his home (581K)

Little Ms. Aisha receives award (168K)

Young Christine poses for photo (572K)

Mr. J. Williams, (2115K) Speaker at the Catholic Interracial Council Conference in Syracuse

Ms. Donaldson poses in her home (441K)

IMAGES from the 1970's


THE DANIELS family (164K)

THE WILKINS family (232K) at Church

THE BROWN family (792K) Christmas party


Franklin Harlow refereeing his sons, Howard and Philip (494K) on Baker Street.

Roosevelt Junior High School Basketball Team. (814K) City Champions, 1973.


Ms. Brown, Grand Matron (999K) 'Order of Eastern Star'

Ladies in attendance at, sorority ceremony (236K)

Mrs. Wilkins (264K) poses elegantly for photo

Charley Williams (1973) (284K) poses for class photo

A Nottingham High School Prom Couple (877K)

Danny Adams and Shirley Buke (627K)

Larinda Betsey (875K)

Eugene Edward Wilkins, (632K) Lt. Colonel in the Army, 1975.

IMAGES from the 1960's


Young woman (252K) in traditional sixties outfit

Ms. Fay (224K) of Grace Episcopal Church seniors

Ms. Cole, (260K) process checker 1968

Bride poses (232K) for a photo at her wedding at the Hopps Memorial Church

W.H. Smith and friend (276K) pose for photo at a local Syracuse bar

Three saxophone players (172K)

Five Friends (204K) pose for photo

Howie Harlow and family (168K) at his graduation from Albany State University

Syracuse former Mayor Lee Alexander swearing in F. Harlow (200K) as Deputy Commissioner

Ms. Michelle (220K) of the Syracuse Ballet Company, 1969

James Dupree (188K) 1960

Ushers on the steps of Bethany Baptist Church, (335K) 1967

Board of Ushers (181K) from Bethany Baptist Church

IMAGES from the 1950's


Naval Officers, (180K) Great Lakes Naval Station

R. Breland (200K) in US Army in England

Jesse Jones, Jr. (215K) in army uniform


A group of customers (268K) at Tippen Bar in 1950

Owner and Proprietor of Record City Radio, Townsend Street, David Wilkins (284K)

Barbara Washington and Frank Mitchell (236K) in front of Aunt Edith's Luncheonette, a favorite spot in the 1950's

Central City Business Men's Meeting (252K), 1950

Madison Junior High, (232K) 1953

Sammie and Odessa Adams' Family (562K) 1956

William Chiles, (158K) activist and social worker involved with urban renewal relocation, 1952

Sammie Housley, Sr. (285K) 1950

IMAGES from the 1940's


K. Vire (204K) tending bar at military club, possibly Korea

Henry Werts (260K) in military uniform

K. Vire (266K) with army buddies

K. Vire (332K) in uniform

Sammie Adams and Odessa Adams (638K) S. Adams was stationed at Mattydale with the army in 1944


Ruth Philomenia Lorick (243K) at her first communion, 1947

Mr. E. Kemp Jr. and Bob Werts, (213K) 1940

Six youngsters (176K) from the basketball court

Margaret Werts Moore,(772K) first member of the family to attend college, Princeton, NJ 1948

Wedding party (368K) at Dunbar Center, 1948

Odessa Mayes Adams (309K) 1944

Odessa Mayes Adams and her cousin and sister-in-law, Willie Adams (706K) 1948

Marchers, Elaine Cooper and Emily Moore (405K) marching for the Dunbar Center

Class from Washington Irving School (579K) 1941

IMAGES from the late 1800's to early 1900's


Grandmother (285K) of Syracuse native, taken in South Carolina, 1910

D. Wilkins and E. Wilkins (266K), 1938

Breland family, (269K) 1932

Jane Cole Halbut (1870-1953) (202K)

Harriet Walker (1850-1925) (303K)

Great grandmother to Syracuse native, Mary Russel (250K)

Sadie Beasley Brown, (211K) 1890

Laura Campbell, (456K) 1890

Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Wilson (959K)

Eleanor Brown Werts, (289K) 1923

Hattie Jenkins McMullin, (248K) daughter of Laura and Pat Campbell

Bess Rhea Werts (325K), high school graduation 1875

Grandma Vire, (331K) 1890


Geraddie and Jesse Jones(Lillie Dupree's parents)(590K) 1930

Pat Campbell, (David Wilkins' Great Grandfather) (902K) 1890

Marjory Werts Wilkins (222K) at six months

Marjory Werts Wilkins, (274K) 1925

Harry E. Lee and Louise Berry Lee, (256K) 1910

Rex, Marjory, Eleanor and Raymond Werts, (229K) 1932

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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