"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

People at Work- Butcher at Schwartz’s Market (now closed)

The market closed a year ago after being open for 83 years! Photo taken 2009

9 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    I knew the original owners of the market. That guy has a great smile.

    March 30, 2012 at 7:37 am

  2. Katherine would love that chicken in the background.

    March 30, 2012 at 7:50 am

  3. Erica Wells

    OMGosh, Ruth. Yes, the Market is closed, but not the energy to bring something new into being! Will forward this to Elisa Beck and her latest to you!!! What a GREAT photo!

    March 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

  4. Sorry to se these places close. I’ve a butcher about 2 blocks from my home and there aren’t many left. It will be a sorry day when all of the independent butchers close.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

  5. thirdhandart

    Wonderful capture! What a story this photo tells: (imho) warm & friendly service, human-to-human contact, small business and an era that’s disappearing.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  6. So sad when great old places like that close. But how cool you have this great photo!

    March 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  7. Ehat a gorgeous photo! Did he get a copy?

    March 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  8. That guy looks like the way a butcher should. Sad that they are closed. :(

    March 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

  9. Great photo… pity about the market.

    May 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm

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