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

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

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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