The Italian Market is still one of the most popular places in town for dining and food shopping. The outdoor market along South 9th Street originated when Italian immigrants started pouring into Philadelphia in the 1880s and is still going strong today. Italian Market kitchen supplies mainstay Fante’s went through the city of Philadelphia’s archives and found some amazing pictures of the Italian Market from the early 20th century. The picture above is of South 9th Street & Washington Avenue on May 23, 1937.
[Photo via Fante’s]