Before the supermarket, before the mall, before online shopping, America’s streets were alive — the milkman, egg man, knife sharpener and ragman all made their rounds, street by street. So, too, was fresh produce delivered direct to homes, often by horse and wagon. Baltimore’s “Arabbers” persisted long after the tradition had died out elsewhere. Beside their gaily painted wagons and ponies, the Arabbers were known for the "songs and hollers” they belted out to advertise their wares. Though each was distinct, they all shared the lineage of African-American field hollers, work songs and blues. Today, barely any Arabbers survive in Baltimore, so restoring this movie (which only exists on film) has incredible historic value.