125th Street, June, 1943

This photo popped up on Ebay with the date (June, 1943) and a title (New York, New York. Street scene in Harlem):

The two soldiers and clothing/cars certainly looked right for the WWII era, but I wondered where the photo was taken.

Eventually, I was able to figure out that the building on the right, still exists, and (difficult to see) the building above the man in the fedora (looking at the photographer) is the Victoria Theater.

Below is the contemporary street scene:

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