My project documenting just an initial piece of Philadelphia’s Italian Market culminated with the following article, published on March 16th in the Philadelphia Inquirer. So thankful to them for running with it.
Their Home in the Immigrant Village
by Marc Cappelletti
A light snow is falling on the green awnings of Philadelphia’s Ninth Street Market. It’s a fleeting snow, melting almost as soon as it lands. Still, I marvel. It brings to mind the snow that fell in my grandfather’s stories of his emigration from Italy to America, where he landed 85 years ago.
His journey began in the back of an ox-cart. It took nine days at sea to reach New York City and then Philadelphia, where he, his mother, and two brothers were reunited with his father. I walked to the market from Center City…
Read more at Philly.com — Their Home in the Immigrant Village.
And some photos that didn’t make it into the online version: