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Check out The Haymarket Project!

by Amber De Angelis

Courtesy of The Haymarket Project

Courtesy of The Haymarket Project

For many of us, the trip to Haymarket is part of our Friday or Saturday routines. As we browse the stands for ingredients, we are likely to see familiar faces–of vendors and of other customers. Even though Haymarket is a staple for many in Boston, some may not know the history.

Historic New England, the Haymarket Pushcart Association (HPA), and the BPL’s Justin Goodstein-Aue partnered up to present the history and images of this Boston tradition in four-part video series called The Haymarket Project.  The videos are set to be released from 2013-2014.

The Haymarket Project showcases photos of the market along with it’s customers, vendors, and workers.  The photos are paired with rich interviews telling the history of Haymarket framed by each season. Two videos have been released already–Winter and Spring. Both feature oral histories and images that highlight the fusion of peoples and food from around the world.

Part I: Winter

 

Part II: Spring

 

Be sure to look out for the next two videos. You can check out the project on Instagram too!

Cheers!

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