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14 Photos Of Greenwich Village From Before You Were Born

Jessie Tarbox Beals with a group of unidentified men and women in her open-air "tea room." Tea room is in front of Beals's gallery in Greenwich Village; the dining area consists of small tables made from barrels and benches. Painted on the wall next to the entrance is: "Jessie Tarbox Beals Picture Taker."


Charlotte Powell standing on a ladder and painting the exterior of The Village Store, Sheridan Square. Powell holds a paintbrush in her right hand and a can of paint in her left.


Louise Allison working in her home (and place of business), Sheridan Square.



An unidentified woman seated on a porch rail next to the front door of shop IDEE, probably the owner. A plaster cast, bottle, and a few books are on a small table mounted to the porch railing; a large signboard (in the shape of a question mark) is mounted to the building's exterior, behind the woman.


Portrait of Don Dickerman standing in the doorway of his business, The Pirate's Cave. Dickerman is costumed as a pirate and is holding a broom.


Helen Clarke and an unidentified woman inventorying merchandise in a store that is owned by one, or both of them. Merchandise includes: cookware; tableware; candles; candlesticks; inkwells; sculpture; dolls; coffee urns; various metal-works; and objects d'art.



Joan Schromanche and Lin, co-owners of Jolin's, in their shop.


Greenwich Village businesswomen with their friends and patrons, including those of: Jolin's; the Mad Hatter Tea Room; Polly's Useful Things; the Paint Box; and Will o' the Wisp Tea Room.


Jane and Howard standing outside next to a horse-driven street car with driver. A police officer and an unidentified man stand nearby; the Village Art Gallery and The Treasure Box are in the background.


Greenwich Village businesswomen with their friends and patrons, including those of: Jolin's; the Mad Hatter Tea Room; Polly's Useful Things; the Paint Box; and Will o' the Wisp Tea Room.


Group portrait of people gathered at the Garrett Coffee House. Men and women are both seated at tables and standing at the back of the room, including: Grace Godwin, café owner (first row, far right); musician Bobby Edwards (left side, rear, playing ukulele); and Jenny Criswell (seated on bench behind the man with round eyeglasses).


The owners of The Treasure Box in their shop at W. 4th St, Sheridan Square: Romayne Benjamin and Teddy Peck.



An unidentified man and woman working at a table covered with books for sale at the Washington Square Book Shop.


Edith Hayes Thompson in front of her shop.