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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1977. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1978. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1980. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1981. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1983. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1988. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1990. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1996. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, August 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2007. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2011. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2015. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2016. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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Camilo J. Vergara. 65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2017. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28.00.00)
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CAMILO JOSÉ VERGARA. 65 East 125th St., Harlem. New York, 1977–2017

65 East 125th St. in Harlem, New York, which Camilo Vergara first photographed in 1977, has changed its exterior with each new occupant every two to four years—from a restaurant to a variety store to a kitchen cabinet shop, and then, to a grocery store that survived for almost a decade. The cycle continued with a clothing store that morphed into a mattress retailer, until it recently became a church.

65 East 125th St., Harlem, 1977–2017