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Monday, March 16, 2009

45 Year Old Posters Surface on Harlem Wall

As an old building at 117th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem gets renovated, some pieces of the past are surfacing. Joe Schumacher recently discovered these three old posters, one for a supreme court judge election in Manhattan and the Bronx, another unidentifiable one, and finally one for British Invasion band the Dave Clark 5's performance at the now-closed Paramount Theater. What a nice urban archaeology find! Allegedly the DC5 played the Paramount around the time of one of their many appearances on the Ed Sullivan show in early 1964, just before the theater closed—making these posters about 45 years old!

UPDATE: The blue poster is most likely for the Johnson, Humphrey, Kennedy campaign, as pointed out in the comments.
from gothamist


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