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Market Collection

"Exploring the vibrant world of markets across continents and centuries" Step into the enchanting realm of markets, where cultures collide and treasures abound

Background imageMarket Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
Carcasses hanging from hooks and butchers wearing their traditional white overalls at Smithfield Market, London. Date: 1950s

Background imageMarket Collection: Scottish kilt and purse on display for sale, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Scottish kilt and purse on display for sale, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Damascus, Syria - Midan Bazar

Damascus, Syria - Midan Bazar. Date: circa 1909

Background imageMarket Collection: Kingston Mkt / Vegetables

Kingston Mkt / Vegetables
KINGSTON MARKET A vegetable stallholder is caught by the camera as she pares her vegetables. Date: 1940s

Background imageMarket Collection: Christmas Market in Marienplatz and the New Town Hall, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Christmas Market in Marienplatz and the New Town Hall, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Market Place, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Market Place, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Market Place, Dewsbury, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageMarket Collection: Market Place & Church, Leigh, Lancashire

Market Place & Church, Leigh, Lancashire
Market Place & Church, Leigh, near Wigan, Lancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageMarket Collection: Asia, Vietnam. Snake wine for sale in a Saigon store, Ho Chi Minh City

Asia, Vietnam. Snake wine for sale in a Saigon store, Ho Chi Minh City

Background imageMarket Collection: England, London, Camden, Camden Market, Market Hall exterior

England, London, Camden, Camden Market, Market Hall exterior

Background imageMarket Collection: Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany - Marktplatz

Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany - Marktplatz with Ducal Palace (left) and Marktkirche (back right). Date: 1908

Background imageMarket Collection: Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes

Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes
Illustration by Pauline Baynes depicting a scene from Goblin Market, the poem by Christina Rossetti, where a terrifying crowd of assorted goblins plying a girl with ripe fruit in return for a lock of

Background imageMarket Collection: Portobello Market / 1960S

Portobello Market / 1960S
Browsing the stalls at Portobello Road market

Background imageMarket Collection: Street scene, Hoi An, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Street scene, Hoi An, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageMarket Collection: HAITI. Port-au-Prince. Haitian market scene

HAITI. Port-au-Prince. Haitian market scene. Naive art. Fresco

Background imageMarket Collection: England / Ulverston

England / Ulverston
The town centre at Ulverston, Cumbria, a market town a few miles south of the English Lake District

Background imageMarket Collection: Market day in Place de la Liberte, Sarlat, Dordogne, France, Europe

Market day in Place de la Liberte, Sarlat, Dordogne, France, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
Smithfield meat market

Background imageMarket Collection: Market Square, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Market Square, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland. Date: 1900s

Background imageMarket Collection: Busy street scene at Spitalfields, East End of London

Busy street scene at Spitalfields, East End of London
A busy street scene at Spitalfields in the East End of London. The location is the junction of Commercial Street and Brushfield Street. The building at the right is Spitalfields Market

Background imageMarket Collection: Grand Place, Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium, Europe

Grand Place, Brussels (Bruxelles), Belgium, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Kingston-Upon-Thames

Kingston-Upon-Thames
The Market Place, Kingston- upon-Thames, Surrey, England, on a busy market day

Background imageMarket Collection: Pragues Old Town Square Christmas Market viewed from the Astronomical Clock during

Pragues Old Town Square Christmas Market viewed from the Astronomical Clock during blue hour, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Piece Hall a083824

Piece Hall a083824
Looking over the market stalls in the courtyard of the Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Originally built as a cloth hall in the late 18th century

Background imageMarket Collection: Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, near Kendal, Cumbria, England. Showing the Black Bull Hotel Date: 1910s

Background imageMarket Collection: British Guns dash through French town

British Guns dash through French town
A British Artillery piece is rushed at a gallop through the market-place of a French town, the square surrounded by shell damaged buildings

Background imageMarket Collection: Christmas Market, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Christmas Market, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Reading, Berkshire

Reading, Berkshire
The market place at Reading, Berkshire Date: 1895

Background imageMarket Collection: Vucciria Market, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Vucciria Market, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Saffron Walden / 1909

Saffron Walden / 1909
Saffron Walden, Essex: the town centre

Background imageMarket Collection: Norwich / Market Place

Norwich / Market Place
Norwich, Norfolk: the Market Place Date: 1905

Background imageMarket Collection: The Market, Banbury, Oxfordshire

The Market, Banbury, Oxfordshire
The Market, Banbury, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Date: 1920s

Background imageMarket Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageMarket Collection: Beer steins, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Beer steins, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Morpeth, Northumberland

Morpeth, Northumberland
A busy scene in the market place, Morpeth, Northumberland Date: 1832

Background imageMarket Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
The vast interior of Smithfield meat market, with carcasses hanging from hooks all down the central aisle

Background imageMarket Collection: Bethnal Green Market, East London

Bethnal Green Market, East London
Shoppers in Bethnal Green Market, East London. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMarket Collection: The Horse Fair, 1852-55. Creator: Rosa Bonheur

The Horse Fair, 1852-55. Creator: Rosa Bonheur
The Horse Fair, 1852-55. Horse market held in Paris on the tree-lined Boulevard de l Hopital

Background imageMarket Collection: The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown

The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown
The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Map showing the market place, St Peters Church, Wesleyan chapel, the Steam Corn Mill, the Manor House and the River Dene

Background imageMarket Collection: Christmas Market, Krakow, Poland, Europe

Christmas Market, Krakow, Poland, Europe

Background imageMarket Collection: Leighton Buzzard EPW056941

Leighton Buzzard EPW056941
The Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfrodshire. Photographed in 1938 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageMarket Collection: Haymarket, Sheffield, 1937

Haymarket, Sheffield, 1937
Elevated view of Haymarket looking towards Fitzalan Square and General Post Office. Norfolk Market Hall, left, No 32, Castle Street, Arthur Davy and Sons Ltd, Provision Merchants

Background imageMarket Collection: London. Lambeth Walk. 1930s History of London - Vauxhall / Lambeth

London. Lambeth Walk. 1930s History of London - Vauxhall / Lambeth

Background imageMarket Collection: Chorley Market Street early 1900s

Chorley Market Street early 1900s

Background imageMarket Collection: Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Background imageMarket Collection: Caledonian Park Clock Tower Metropolitan Cattle Market

Caledonian Park Clock Tower Metropolitan Cattle Market
The Caledonian Park Clock Tower - a Grade II*-listed structure, as the centrepiece of a vast cattle market. The Metropolitan Cattle Market opened in 1855 in Holloway

Background imageMarket Collection: Market Day in Cookstown

Market Day in Cookstown - a view down the Main street with the market in progress. There are people, carts, motor vehicles and bicycles. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Tyrone: Cookstown)

Background imageMarket Collection: Market, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Market, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Market, Hitchin, near Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. Date: 1904

Background imageMarket Collection: The Caledonian Market, London, 1912

The Caledonian Market, London, 1912
Shoppers viewing stalls of goods at the Caledonian Road Market, London, on a Friday in 1912. This image shows a real mix of London society looking through china, houseware and clothes. 1912



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"Exploring the vibrant world of markets across continents and centuries" Step into the enchanting realm of markets, where cultures collide and treasures abound. From Pauline Baynes' whimsical illustrations in Goblin Market to the bustling streets of Camden Market in London, these marketplaces have woven themselves into the fabric of society. Wander through Market Hall's exterior in Camden or immerse yourself in the festive spirit at Munich's Christmas Market in Marienplatz, surrounded by Bavarian charm. Delve into history with W. Fairbank's intricate map of Sheffield from 1797, showcasing a town built on commerce and industry. Travel further afield to Hoi An's street scene in Vietnam, where vibrant colors and exotic aromas fill the air as locals barter for their daily needs. Experience Sicily's Vucciria Market, an explosion of flavors that showcases Italy's culinary prowess. Closer to home, discover Dewsbury's lively Market Place or Leigh's quaint Church Square – both epitomizing England’s rich market traditions. Witness Prague’s Old Town Square Christmas Market come alive beneath its iconic Astronomical Clock during winter festivities. Embark on a journey through time as you step back to 1960s Portobello Market or soak up French elegance at Sarlat’s Place de la Liberte market day. These snapshots capture moments frozen in time but forever etched within our collective memories, and are not just places to buy goods; they are cultural melting pots that reflect our shared humanity. So whether you're strolling through Ulverston’s English charm or exploring Europe’s diverse landscapes, let these markets be your guide – offering glimpses into different worlds while reminding us all that trade is more than just business; it is an integral part of who we are as global citizens.