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John Albok
John Albok (1896-1982) emigrated from his native Hungary in 1921 and opened a tailor shop on Madison Avenue, between 96th and 97th Streets, which he also used as a location for his pursuit of photography. His first solo exhibition was staged at the Museum of the City of New York in 1938. The Museum's collection consists of images of daily events in his immediate neighborhood, from the late 1920s through the 1960s.
Viewing of facade, tearing down the Armory, Madison Avenue between 94th and 95th Sts.

Viewing of facade, tearing down the Armory, Madison Avenue between 94th and 95th Sts.


View of Fifth Avenue by 94th Street, Central Park

View of Fifth Avenue by 94th Street, Central Park


Barren/run-down building, 95th Street and 2nd or 3rd Avenues

Barren/run-down building, 95th Street and 2nd or 3rd Avenues


View of bus on Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets, advertisement on bus reads "6 out of 10 non-white children grow up poor - give a damn"

View of bus on Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets, advertisement on bus reads "6 out of 10 non-white children grow up poor - give a damn"


Victory Garden, Rockefeller Center

Victory Garden, Rockefeller Center


Long-haired drummer, Puerto Rican, Second Avenue and 95th St.

Long-haired drummer, Puerto Rican, Second Avenue and 95th St.


"Siempre Adelante," Puerto Rican Day parade float

"Siempre Adelante," Puerto Rican Day parade float


Conservatory Garden, Central Park, E. 105th St.

Conservatory Garden, Central Park, E. 105th St.


[Snowstorm, Madison Ave. and 96th St.]

[Snowstorm, Madison Ave. and 96th St.]

View of cars and a bus on the street in the snow at 96th St. and Madison Ave. A pedestrian is visible...

Black man with bottle and paper bag shoes, Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Sts.

Black man with bottle and paper bag shoes, Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Sts.


The Next Meal!

The Next Meal!

Men fishing in a pond or river.

Man Power!

Man Power!

Four men pushing a railroad engine (?) up the tracks.

Room for Two

Room for Two

Two men sleeping in a doorway.

Brooklyn in the Spring

Brooklyn in the Spring

A man and a woman, possibly sleeping, on a park bench.

[Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Durst (neé  Rose Friedwald) with their daughter.]

[Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Durst (neé Rose Friedwald) with their daughter.]


Hello!

Hello!

Girl holding a doll looking at a horse and cart.

And Tomorrow!

And Tomorrow!

Shoeshine boy sitting on a crate.

Murillo in New York

Murillo in New York

Boy holding a shoe-shine kit.

Victory!

Victory!

Boy captured in the act of breaking apart a wooden box labeled [...]le Queen Brand.

Interior of Celentano Fruit Store, west side of Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets

Interior of Celentano Fruit Store, west side of Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets

View of the Celentano Fruit Store on the west side of Madison Ave. between 96th St. and 97th St.

Ice dealer, License No. 5580,  98th Street and Madison Avenue

Ice dealer, License No. 5580, 98th Street and Madison Avenue


View looking down on motorcade with FDR coming from World's Fair, Madison Avenue and 96th Street

View looking down on motorcade with FDR coming from World's Fair, Madison Avenue and 96th Street


Peddler with baby carriage

Peddler with baby carriage


Boy reading comics in front of newspaper store, west side of Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets

Boy reading comics in front of newspaper store, west side of Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets


"Neither Sleet nor Snow," snow scene looking out of store window, east side of Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets.

"Neither Sleet nor Snow," snow scene looking out of store window, east side of Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets.


"Snow Scene on 96th Street," near Madison Avenue

"Snow Scene on 96th Street," near Madison Avenue


View out of window of store, Rainy Day, Madison Avenue between 96th & 97th Streets

View out of window of store, Rainy Day, Madison Avenue between 96th & 97th Streets


Young boy in wheel barrow, Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets

Young boy in wheel barrow, Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets


Victory Parade, view of fairy princess in front of figures dressed as Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini, 105th Street

Victory Parade, view of fairy princess in front of figures dressed as Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini, 105th Street


Victory Parade, girls marching wearing flag dresses, 105th Street

Victory Parade, girls marching wearing flag dresses, 105th Street


Victory Parade, woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty (in back of truck), 105th Street

Victory Parade, woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty (in back of truck), 105th Street


View of children of graded heights in front of the American flag, Victory celebrations

View of children of graded heights in front of the American flag, Victory celebrations


Victory celebrations, woman on podium

Victory celebrations, woman on podium


Victory celebration banner, "Our Boys - God Bless Them," Sullivan St. looking south towards Bleecker St.

Victory celebration banner, "Our Boys - God Bless Them," Sullivan St. looking south towards Bleecker St.


Congressman Marcantonio, Italian Village, E. 105th St., Victory Celebrations

Congressman Marcantonio, Italian Village, E. 105th St., Victory Celebrations


Billboards, "War Bonds in Action"/Bowery Savings Bank

Billboards, "War Bonds in Action"/Bowery Savings Bank


NRA [National Recovery Administration] March in front of NY Public Library

NRA [National Recovery Administration] March in front of NY Public Library


Portrait of John Albok and his wife Ilona and daughter Ilona Jr., Central Park

Portrait of John Albok and his wife Ilona and daughter Ilona Jr., Central Park


Black delivery boy "Freddie" in interior of tailor shop

Black delivery boy "Freddie" in interior of tailor shop

View of "Freddie" the delivery person at John Albok's tailor shop at 1392 Madison Ave. (between 96th...

View of [John Albok's] tailor shop at 1392 Madison Avenue with billboard of "John Albok's New York"

View of [John Albok's] tailor shop at 1392 Madison Avenue with billboard of "John Albok's New York"

View of John Albok's tailor shop at 1392 Madison Ave., between 96th St. and 97th St. A billboard on...

Looking out of store window, with John Albok photograph

Looking out of store window, with John Albok photograph


John Albok, self-portrait in store with camera

John Albok, self-portrait in store with camera


World's Fair, 1939, view of fishing village, N.E. Yacht Club, "Sailboats for Hire"

World's Fair, 1939, view of fishing village, N.E. Yacht Club, "Sailboats for Hire"


Hungarian women in native costume, Grand Street, Victory marches

Hungarian women in native costume, Grand Street, Victory marches


Hungarian men in costume, Grand Street, Victory march

Hungarian men in costume, Grand Street, Victory march


Hungarian picnic, Long Island City

Hungarian picnic, Long Island City


Mayor La Guardia, City Hall, Celebration of Hungarian-Americans' donation of ten ambulances to the Red Cross during World War II

Mayor La Guardia, City Hall, Celebration of Hungarian-Americans' donation of ten ambulances to the Red Cross during World War II


Hungarian celebration by Kossuth statue, Riverside Drive & 113th St.

Hungarian celebration by Kossuth statue, Riverside Drive & 113th St.

Morris Cukor, lawyer and president of the Democratic Party is visible to the right of the wreath.

Portrait of John Dewey, philosopher and educator, at tailor shop, at age 90

Portrait of John Dewey, philosopher and educator, at tailor shop, at age 90


Real estate office in Spanish Harlem

Real estate office in Spanish Harlem


Martin Luther King memorial burial service, view of black man carrying a Life Magazine, Daily News, and other papers, "Keep the Faith Baby" button on jacket

Martin Luther King memorial burial service, view of black man carrying a Life Magazine, Daily News, and other papers, "Keep the Faith Baby" button on jacket


Central Park skiers, by 70th Street

Central Park skiers, by 70th Street


Night skyline, Central Park lake, taken from 5th Avenue and [around 98th] Street, looking down on park

Night skyline, Central Park lake, taken from 5th Avenue and [around 98th] Street, looking down on park

Showing the two towers of the Eldorado Apartments, 300 Central Park West, built 1929-1931.

Man feeding pigeons, Central Park by 5th Avenue and 96th St.

Man feeding pigeons, Central Park by 5th Avenue and 96th St.


Crowd viewing movie advertisements, 110th Street and Madison Avenue

Crowd viewing movie advertisements, 110th Street and Madison Avenue


John Albok's backyard, view of clothesline strung between windows in brick courtyard, 1392 Madison Ave.

John Albok's backyard, view of clothesline strung between windows in brick courtyard, 1392 Madison Ave.


Washtubs hanging off fire escape, Italian neighborhood, E. 103rd or E. 104th Street

Washtubs hanging off fire escape, Italian neighborhood, E. 103rd or E. 104th Street


Man painting flagpole across from Chrysler Building

Man painting flagpole across from Chrysler Building


Ices-man on East 110th Street

Ices-man on East 110th Street


Children playing with open fire hydrant on E. 103rd St. by 5th Avenue

Children playing with open fire hydrant on E. 103rd St. by 5th Avenue


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