The Haymarket Project

Faces and voices from Boston’s open-air market

Historic New England, the Haymarket Pushcart Association (HPA), and photographer Justin H. Goodstein present stories of the diverse array of vendors and customers of Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market.

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. The interviews reflect the stories of longtime vendors and more recent immigrants who have created a wide-ranging cross-section of cultures at Haymarket.

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Haymarket Interview Subjects

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