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The Haymarket Project: Part Two – The Terminal Market

This is the second of four parts of The Haymarket Project, telling the stories of the diverse array of vendors in Boston’s Haymarket. This section interviews vendors in the Boston Market Terminal and features archival images from the early twentieth century.

Vendors interviewed in Part Two include Otto Gallotto, Joseph Omessimo and Frank Pennacchio.

The interviews reflect the stories of long-time Italian vendors as well as more recent immigrants who have created a diverse cross-section of cultures at Haymarket. The Haymarket Project features photographs of the market, vendors (pushcarts and shops), workers, and customers collected over the course of an entire year to document the market’s history, changes over time, daily life at the market, special holiday foods, and challenges.

Audio and video editing and original still photographs produced by Justin H. Goodstein-Aue. Additional portfolios of Justin’s work on historic businesses can be found at The Haymarket Project is produced in partnership with the Haymarket Pushcart Association as part of Historic New England’s Everyone’s History initiative. Learn more at

One Reply to “The Haymarket Project: Part Two – The Terminal Market

  1. Hi Matt
    I worked the pushcarts with my Grandfather on my Fathers side when I was about 14 years of age, he would pick me up at five in the morning and I would get home about 6 at tnight, all for 5 dollars.

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