Center Market, Vendor, Pennsylvania Ave. and 7th St., N.W.

Title

Center Market, Vendor, Pennsylvania Ave. and 7th St., N.W.

Description

Center Market was a hub of activity for Washington's African American population during the 1800s. Both free and enslaved African Americans bought and sold produce at the market and operated stalls before and after Emancipation. This woman, photographed in 1890, ran her own stall, possible the one just behind her in the picture.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1890

Coverage

Original Format

photographic print

Description

Center Market was a hub of activity for Washington's African American population during the 1800s. Both free and enslaved African Americans bought and sold produce at the market and operated stalls before and after Emancipation. This woman, photographed in 1890, ran her own stall, possible the one just behind her in the picture.

Date

1890

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.