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Steven Balkin is a Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University. He is a member of the Maxwell Street Foundation, formerly known as the Maxwell Street Historic Preservation Coalition. Beginning in the mid-90s, Balkin began assembling materials related to the history of the Maxwell Street Market and neighborhood, including blues heritage, architecture, and community groups.
Photographs by Dr. Steven Balkin, showing the last summer season at the original Maxwell Street Market. Images are primarily of vendors at their stands, shoppers, and street musicians playing instruments, photographer Jeffrey Fletcher, and images of Piano C. Red and his Flat Foot Boogie Band. Attached to photographs are excerpts from interviews with their subjects, describing personal experiences at the