Brooklyn Flea

I was curious how the term "flea market" was coined, and after an easy wikipedia search, I found the interesting answer I was looking for: The traditional and most publicized story is in the article "What Is A Flea Market?" by Albert LaFarge in the 1998 winter edition of Today's Flea Market magazine. In his article LaFarge says, "There is a general agreement that the term "Flea Market" is a literal translation of the French marché aux puces, an outdoor bazaar in Paris, France, named after those pesky little parasites of the order Siphonaptera (or "wingless bloodsucker") that infested the upholstery of old furniture brought out for sale." (via Wikipedia)

While I did not buy any antique furniture at Brooklyn Flea, I picked up a vintage coach pursue in a classic brown leather stain (which, I'm happy to say, is flea-free). I stumbled into these awesome vintage cameras too, but fought temptation as I walked away from the booth empty-handed.

(Only one decent iPhone picture due to the fact that I forgot my camera battery! Learned a lesson that day as well.)

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