Shopping at Melton’s, Hollywood Farmers Market, California

This image shows a typical customer looking over the produce for sale at Melton’s, one of the stalls at the Farmers Market in Hollywood, California.

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This popular shopping center, unique in its arrangement of open air stands, is typical of Southern California’s climate.

–At this time there were over 80 such stalls for vendors, and the establishment continues in the same location today.

The basket to the right of the shopper is not a wastebasket, but a shopping cart for transporting her purchases to her car or other transport.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

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