Sixth Street Market, Richmond, Va., 1908-1909

Summary

Farm families living on limited acreage near cities often hawked their vegetables and melons at local markets built to satisfy the public demand for food. These farmer entrepreneurs sold melons, squash, and sweetcorn near the Sixth Street Market in Richmond, Virginia. They used horse-drawn wagons or carts to transport their goods even as others adopted the automobile for transportation.

Farm families living on limited acreage near cities often hawked their vegetables and melons at local markets built to satisfy the public demand for food. These farmer entrepreneurs sold melons, squash, and sweetcorn near the Sixth Street Market in Richmond, Virginia. They used horse-drawn wagons or carts to transport their goods even as others adopted the automobile for transportation.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1908-1909

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.102.222

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

front, bottom left: 12313 SIXTH STREET MARKET, RICHMOND, VA. front, bottom right: COPR. DETROIT PUBLISHING CO. back, left: "PHOSTINT" CARD MADE ONLY BY DETROIT PUBLISHING CO. / TRADE MARK - REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.

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