Sixth Street Market (Typical Vegetable Men), Richmond, Virginia, 1908

Summary

Farm families living on limited acreage near cities often hawked their crops at local urban markets to make a living. This image shows farmers selling melons, squash, and corn near the Sixth Street Market in Richmond, Virginia, around 1908. During the early days of the automobile, many farmers still relied on horse-drawn wagons or carts to transport their goods into town.

Farm families living on limited acreage near cities often hawked their crops at local urban markets to make a living. This image shows farmers selling melons, squash, and corn near the Sixth Street Market in Richmond, Virginia, around 1908. During the early days of the automobile, many farmers still relied on horse-drawn wagons or carts to transport their goods into town.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1908

Subject Date

1908

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

37.102.P.071020

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 9.5 in

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