While a student of photography at UIC weekends were reserved for photographing the sights and sounds of Chicago which included the bustling Maxwell Street Market. In the early part of the 20th century, the Maxwell Street Market was the populated by successive waves of Jewish immigrants. Push carts rolled through the streets calling out their wares to the families who lived in the densely populated tenement style of housing. The open air market was one of the first flea markets that took place on Sunday where you could buy anything that you needed or didn't need. The price was reached by haggling back and forth till the deal was made. Blues music and the smell of Polish sausage filled the air. These photos are among my best because they represent the soul and heart of the people who posed for me and my Kodak Retina Reflex lllc. For more information on the history of Maxwell Street, click here. Maxwell Street Market
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