"slow blues"

Published December 7, 1941


slow blues from HARLEM as seen by hirschfeld, 1941


Slow Blues is sensual, elegant, stylish, playful and very, very sly. It brilliantly captres that time of the night when Saturday night vanity gives way to passion and need.

During the week these people exist in defiance of society’s definition of who they are, but come Saturday night, they are their own uncompromising elegant selves.

Such was/is the power of blue. Such was/is the power of Harlem and the people who live there.

 And Hirschfeld captured it all.

-George C. Wolfe

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