Tag Archive for horse-drawn

A TRIBUTE TO BALTIMORE’S ARABBERS

Arabber mural 7-2016 _ 10

Headlining today’s post … a tribute to Baltimore’s Arabbers by Nether

Beginning in the mid-1800s, vendors would walk along city streets selling fresh produce from their horse-drawn carts. These enterprising businessmen came to be known as arabbers. During the last century, the rise of mass transportation, grocery store chains, and urban to suburban migrations all contributed to a steady decline of arabbers across the country. Today, Baltimore is fortunate to have a handful of dedicated arabbers who still carry on this century-old tradition.